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booker

* The tweets: Reporter takes on the mayor he covers (storify.com/lisafleisher)
* Cory Booker, once firm on firearms, now gun-shy about weapons ban (nj.com)
* Read Booker’s tweets (@corybooker) | Read Giambusso’s tweets (@giambusso)

UPDATE: “Good for the reporter for standing up to the political machine,” and more comments from my Facebook friends/subscribers (facebook.com)

newsr

* Buffett media buys News & Record (news-record.com) | News & Record front page (newseum.org)

(Disclosure: I once left a T out of Buffett’s name in a headline.)

UPDATE: “Mr. Buffett, I’m sorry,” writes News & Record editor Jeff Gauger. “I wish I could blame the error on a computer problem” but…

Alas, no. Our Buffett error was a human failure. Worse, a multiple human failure.

A copy editor wrote the headline. Four additional copy editors or designers touched the story file or the page before publication. “Buffet” zipped through.

And, Buffett’s name was correct in the story itself. The first two words of that story after the dateline? “Warren Buffett.”

A dumb, dumb, dumb error. Embarrassing.

A buffet involves food.

The new owner is Buffett.

Believe me, our team damned well knows that now.

* Mr. Buffett, I’m sorry (news-record.com)