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Dammit, Gannett

The Commercial Appeal soldiers on.

Though greatly diminished, the Gannett-owned daily newspaper has hired a clutch of new reporters to replace all the institutional memory and talent lost to digital startup, The Daily Memphian.

But non-local layout and non-existent copy editing persists. So, there's no shortage of bizarre typos. A report on Tropical Storm Gordon shared news out of Destub, Florida, which is kinda like Destin, but shorter.

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Finally, as all the local department stores break out their Halloween displays, here's a terrifying social media share about an "active shooter" who shot multiple people "Downtown."

Careful readers will recognize The Enquirer and recognize that this drama's unfolding in Cincinnati. But that's a lot to ask of a headline-responsive internet culture, and nobody wants to be the little paper that cried "active shooter!"

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