Ubiquitous media typo of the day!

Reader “insomni” caught this on Reuters this morning and forwards it along with the question, “Wishful thinking?” Heh.

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There are certain words so similar to words I type frequently that I often misspell them by force of habit. That’s probably what happened to the Reuters copy editor. But check out this clip from CNN this afternoon about the awful bus accident in Atlanta. The headline’s right, then wrong, then right again in the span of 50 seconds. Exit question one: Prank or typo? Exit question two: How many pretty vicious rants and important action alerts would this have generated if it had happened to a lefty pol?