Can you spot the mistake on this billboard? Nobody who’s still supposed to be running things in Detroit did.
Billboards advertising the city’s upcoming general election sent the wrong message to residents over the weekend.
Many of the 14 billboards gave a September date for the city’s general election. The election actually is Nov. 5.
City Clerk Janice Winfrey said the billboards — 11 purchased by the city and three given as a bonus from International Outdoor, which manages the billboards — were updated Saturday with information about the city’s general election.
“It’s a mistake,” Winfrey said Monday. “People make mistakes. International made such. I saw it Saturday. I called them.”
Look on the bright side, Janice: You’re not even the most delusional Winfrey in the news this week.
Hat tip to Meredith Jessup, who notes: “I know it’s a factual error, but given Detroit’s penchant for picking lousy leaders, I can’t decide whether or not this was actually a bad thing…”
— George M. Perry (@AtlasCoached) August 13, 2013