You never want to kick a man while he’s in the gutter.
But for Poynter writer Andrew Beaujon, I’m going to make an exception for being such a hypocritical tool of a journalist. Beaujon, who has worked for such crappy publications like TBD under the careful guidance of now-WaPo‘s Erik Wemple, who helped run the Allbritton outlet into the ground, is recovering from the blowback of making 13 mistakes in three months. All this, while accusing another journalist (yours truly) of making a lot of errors. He neither showed nor proved this in a recent story that he wrote for The New Republic.
Last week we displayed all his errors from the past three months.
Now we’re back for more. More of Beaujon’s scalp, that is.
In the past week, we’ve sifted through eight more months of his work in 2013 just to check on the number of errors he’s made since the beginning of the year. Much to our chagrin, the number of errors, and we’re talking officially corrected errors, between January and August is: 29.
That’s atrocious by anyone’s standards, huh Poynter?
His mistakes include such things as spelling Washington Post‘s “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler‘s name wrong and confusing Katharine Weymouth for Katharine Graham. Maybe the best error of all: Beaujon spelled Hitler‘s name wrong. (As in that prick Adolf.)
See the trail of errors below….
January 9, 2013:
Correction: This post originally attributed the Capital story to Joe Pompeo, not Dana Rubenstein.
Jan 10, 2013:
Correction: This post originally got James Duff’s first name wrong.
January 15, 2013:
Correction: This post originally said O’Keefe’s crew visited the home of someone whose name the Journal News published by mistake. In fact, they visit someone “who’s address was mistakenly published as an Editor of Journal News,” the video’s graphics read.
February 3, 2013:
Correction: Mutchnik emailed Sunday to say the Monday edition, should it be printed, will have 1,000 extra copies.
Feb 11, 2013:
Correction: This post originally identified Anders Gyllenhaal by an incorrect title.
Feb 13, 2013:
Correction: We misspelled San Bernardino and Dorner’s last name in this post. The headline has also been updated to more accurately reflect the Sheriff’s Office’s request.
Feb 14, 2013:
Correction: Buhl gave Patch permission to use her photo for a March story, not a November story as we originally reported.
March 13, 2013:
Correction: This post originally misspelled Martin Comas’ first name
March 20, 2013:
Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated one of the names of the memo writers. It has also been updated to clarify the responsibilities required of the Style blogger.
March 29, 2013:
Correction: This post originally misspelled Hitler’s first name.
April 4, 2013:
Correction: This post originally said the Syracuse Post-Standard had reduced print frequency to three days per week. The Post-Standard is still printed seven days per week and is home-delivered on three days.
April 11, 2013:
Correction: An earlier version of this post quoted Grim as saying HuffPost had given Barbour “a little more than an hour” to respond. Updated info above.
April 23, 2013:
Correction: This post originally referred to a different suspect’s purported medical studies.
May 1, 2013:
Correction: An earlier version of this story said Overholser left Annenberg in November. She announced her departure then and will leave in mid-June.
May 7, 2013:
Correction: This post originally said the Facebook page for the book “Louder Than Hell” took partial credit for getting the typo corrected; “We took credit for setting the record straight re: the fact that Hanneman is NOT a Nazi sympathizer,” co-author Katherine Turman tells Poynter in an email.
May 7, 2013:
Correction: This post originally failed to mention Wood had left the Chronicle since the clip was filmed last year.
May 16, 2013:
Correction: This post originally said Gazette had papers in Prince William County, Maryland, which does not exist.
May 21, 2013:
Correction: I changed the number in the lead sentence of this post after the Oklahoma medical examiner lowered its estimate of the tornado’s death toll.
May 24, 2013:
Correction: This post originally misspelled Gene Foreman’s last name.
May 24, 2013:
Correction: This post originally screwed up Fair Grinds’ name.
May 29, 2013:
Correction: In a brutal proof of Muphry’s Law, this post originally misspelled Glenn Kessler’s first name.
May 29, 2013:
Correction: This post originally misidentified Callimachi’s interviewer on “Morning Edition.”
May 30, 2013:
Correction: This post originally said Spin announced it would print bimonthly in July 2012; it made that announcement in October 2011.
June 19, 2013:
Correction: The headline of this post originally said “A ‘much better’ Sun-Times debuts today.” As the quote within the post makes clear, the quote “much better” refers to the Sun-Times’ site. In addition, it misstated the name of the American Copy Editors Society.
June 21, 2013:
Correction: This post originally mischaracterized Stein’s piece; no one suggested to him Morrison committed suicide.
June 26, 2013:
Correction: This post originally said three former Times-Picayune reporters were at WWL and cited Brendan McCarthy; he left WWL-TV to lead the Kentucky Center for investigative reporting earlier this month.
July 29, 2013:
Correction: An earlier headline on this post misstated the amount Sinclair is paying. It is $985 million, not $985 billion.
July 30, 2013:
Correction: This post originally misspelled Calderone’s last name.
August 6, 2013:
Correction: This post originally referred to Katharine Weymouth as Katharine Graham.
Katie Howland contributed to this report.