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We like the M-Live web site, we read the articles, we survey the comment threads, and many of us chip in with a few choice words now and then. We appreciate the multitude of articles on Spartan sports, the numbers of which are gradually gaining on the non-stop avalanche of coverage they provide for that school down in Ann Arbor. I remember in the month of May 2011, there were only five MSU sports articles - - - for the entire month - - - while UM coverage that same month comprised more than 30 articles. I would say the "gap is closing" on M-Live.
But Kyle Austin has now established M-Live as part of the Sports Media "Blue Wall". Sad to see, he described Michigan State as "Michigan" in a recent article. Some would call this a "typo", but that's total bunk. If the New York Times described the commander-in-chief as "President Biden", would that be a typo? If CBS News reported on ISIS by calling them NATO, would that be a "typo"?
Here is a look at the article:
M-LIVE ARTICLE FROM MARCH 30, 2015
Here is a closer look at the problem:
MICHIGAN STATE REFERRED TO AS "MICHIGAN"
This is bad, but what makes it worse is that at least two readers left comments on the article pointing out the "typo", yet Austin has not corrected the copy. So far, it stands as written, as if M-Live was "standing behind" the reference.
TWO READERS POINT OUT THE "TYPO"
A THIRD READER ASKS FOR THE "TYPO" TO BE CORRECTED
We've seen reader comments on other M-Live articles that point out "typos" or incorrect stats, and generally the author of the article makes the correction and thanks the reader. But not in this case. We don't like to think that M-Live is just another arm of the Michigan Mainstream Media Machine, despite the obvious clue offered by its name.
We call on Kyle Austin to make the correction.
It's the only thing he can do at this point to support
the claim that it was, after all, only a "typo".
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