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11 October 2017

Guardian calls its columnist “Contributor Namy” in spectacular print error

It didn’t even spell “Name” right.

By Media Mole

The Grauniad is living up to and beyond its affectionate nickname today, with a glaring error slap-bang in the middle of its Opinion spread.

Dummy text in the columnist’s name slot was left in, reading “Contributor Namy” in big orange letters where the writer Rafael Behr’s byline should’ve been.

Behr, formerly of this parish, tweeted a generous interpretation of the sub-editor’s worst nightmare this morning, stating, “It’s a Brechtian device to force the reader to examine the artificiality of the writer-reader divide”, and suggesting the piece is by his “exotically-named twin”.

They could’ve at least have spelt “Name” right.

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