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Elizabethtown newspaper with a pretty awful misquote today

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The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown made a terrible mistake in a story meant to honor local law enforcement today. The reporter mistakenly wrote, “Hardin County Sheriff John Ward said those who go into the law enforcement profession typically do it because they have a desire to shoot minorities.”

The paper quickly released this statement once the misquote was discovered:

“This story – as it appeared in print – contained a major error and misquoted Sheriff John Ward. The version here has been corrected. The newspaper apologizes to the sheriff and other law-enforcement officers offended by its typographical mistake.”

Facepalm.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

20 Comments for Elizabethtown newspaper with a pretty awful misquote today



  1. .Leuther
    1:16 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

    John Ward seems like a good Kentucky Republican to me.



    • Katya
      1:25 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

      He needs to team up with Brandon Smith. That’d make one heck of a show.



    • Duuuuuude
      1:33 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

      For the record Loser, Ward is a democrat, and is one of the kindest people I know. He did not say these words.



    • Leuther
      7:23 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

      Ward is a Democrat…



  2. rdhack
    1:36 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

    The Sherriff should take legal action for damages.



    • ukcamel
      1:41 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

      Would be very difficult to prove intent especially considering the immediate correction. If there was a pattern sure, but a one-off mistake is hard to call anything but a mistake.



  3. david8577
    1:38 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

    Proofreading is not difficult.



  4. JTsaysHey
    1:42 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

    doesn’t matter whether he said it or not, we all know most go into law enforcement to be bully and harass the public. They have also shot their fair share of minorities.



    • JoeMoney333
      1:53 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

      I love this internet comment heresy: “we all know.” It’s right up there with “Any educated person knows,” “All sane people understand.” Try to criticize opposition before it appears because you already understand your point is purposefully ignorant and inflammatory.



    • Ridge Runner
      1:57 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

      No, “most” don’t do that. In fact, I am a retired police officer and that is not on anyone’s mind I have ever come across in my 20 years.



  5. Grammar King
    1:53 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

    This probably means the end of a job for some journalist. He/She probably was typing it up, and during a train of thought said, “I bet it would be funny if he actually said this,” then typed it up that way, and just forgot to change it to the correct quote after getting distracted by something (perhaps a quick trip to KSR?).



    • Leuther
      7:25 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

      Journalism is dead in the USA…



  6. JVice
    2:08 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

    Categorizing this as a typo is a bit of a lie, isn’t it? It’s not like they got the G and H keys mixed up.



    • JoeMoney333
      2:33 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

      Leaving out a word like don’t completely changes that sentence and that could be considered a typo.



  7. FlySoup
    3:11 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

    What was the actual quote?



    • cats paw
      3:46 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

      That’s the million dollar question! In the link provided above, the sheriff stated that there was never any mention of “anyone shooting anyone” during the interview. Someone’s lying!



  8. American Errorist
    4:52 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

    I didn’t see a misquote



  9. RandyB
    5:16 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

    The Elizabethtown News-Enterprise is apparently like the Leftist New York Times whose motto should be changed to “All the news that fits our Leftist agenda, we print.” The Times, like the Extreme Socialist NYC Mayor, accuse the NYPD of exactly the same thing. Hence, when the Mayor has the audacity to show up at the funerals of the two assasssinated police offers, NYC police turned their back on the SOB. Resident of Elizabethtown should turn their back on the News-Enterprise.



    • UK Big Board Update
      6:47 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

      NJT, is that you?!?!?

      #ILoveGoodSatire

      …..this is satire….. right?



  10. jonthes
    5:33 pm January 8, 2015 Permalink

    As evidenced by RandyB, doesn’t seem to be a misquote. RandyB can’t imagine himself the victim of police violence.