A Chicago Tribune fixer-upper isn't fixed

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Lacking not only proofreaders but readers, newspapers make mistakes these days that don't get noticed and corrected.

Such as the Tribune's Wednesday headline, "Who's fault?" in the sports section.

OK. Stuff happens. But there it was Thursday, online. Sometimes the website is the first draft of the printed paper; other times, the paper's the first draft of the website. Either way, mistakes can get spotted and fixed. Doesn't mean they will be.

Then again, a Tribune search shows this one happening so often that maybe Colonel McCormick, back when he was reinventing spelling, gave it his OK. Whose fault? Possibly mine for caring.

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