They need copy editors to keep them from making mistakes like this one, on an absentee ballot in Atascosa County, Texas:
The problem? That ain’t the Texas flag. Not even close.
On the left is the Texas state flag. On the right is the national flag of Chile.
Tim Eaton of the Austin American-Statesman reports:
Troy Knudson, who is studying in Japan and registered to vote in Atascosa County, was the first to notice the mistake and alert officials.
“Apparently the insert has been used for some time without anyone (voters and staff) noticing,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I guess it’s funny in some way, but my initial reaction was more disbelief that no one had noticed.”
You know who else needs copy editors? Google News’ ‘bots. And billboard companies. And rubber stamp designers. And restaurants. And the New York Jets. And the Washington Post and the New York Times. And the St. Louis Cardinals.Â And drive-in movie theater managers. And Home Depot and manufacturers of â€œhoodies.â€ And CNN. And college athletic department ticket offices. And road paving contractors. And breakfast joints. And cake decorators. And Time magazine. And sign painters. And T-shirt designers. And baseball jersey manufacturers.