Paper roasts itself for running Pearl Harbor Day editorial on May 1

-- from today's Lufkin Daily News editorial page

Lufkin Daily News publisher Greg Shrader explains what happened: “A copy editor inexplicably picked up an editorial we had run last December regarding the significance of Pearl Harbor. Her email program had a couple of emails [containing editorials] and she picked the wrong one. I said, ‘Did you read it?’ She said,’Yeah, I wasn’t very good at history.’ I said, ‘No shit.'”

Shrader tells me that he got so many phone calls on Tuesday that he just started picking up the phone when it rang and said before the caller spoke, “Yeah, we ran the wrong editorial.”

* Toasts and Roasts (last item)
* An earlier Lufkin Daily News editorial about Pearl Harbor Day