January 12th, 2010
03:16 PM ET
5 years ago

Cue the Senate race spellcheck

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A new ad from Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley - the Democratic candidate to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy - misspells her home state of Massachusetts. (Photo Credit: Coakley Campaign)

Updated: 5:16 p.m.


Filed under: Martha Coakley • Massachusetts • Popular Posts • Scott Brown
soundoff (198 Responses)
  1. Felonious Monk

    How silly, this is funny!

    January 12, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. Sea.gem

    Too funny...a negative attack ad that backfires..of course the hypocrisy is a Dem claiming that a Repub will be more expensive!

    January 12, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. Jerry

    As with many other things being blamed on President Obama, this is also NOT HIS FAULT.

    January 12, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. Kris Jackson

    Okay, it isn't as easy to spell as, say, New York. I live here and I thought it had that "E" in it until I was ten. What I find more amusing is how people from out of state pronounce it. Usually it's something like "Massatoosis."

    January 12, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  5. Joe

    Who is stupid enough to think that she actually designed and made the video. Fire the creative director for not checking.

    CNN need to grow up and stop sensationalizing things.

    January 12, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Yet ANOTHER reason why we should be pouring BILLIONS into our educational system versus rebuilding countries that we bombed into kingdom come.

    January 12, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  7. LN

    Wow. This is news?

    January 12, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  8. Tommy

    And the Republicans get criticized for Sarah Palin?

    January 12, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  9. WhoMeYesYou

    You've never heard of the Massachusettes dance team?

    January 12, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  10. GI Joe

    She didn't type that ad herself.

    It's no worse than the blatant typo and grammar errors CNN editors let slip thru all the time.

    Nothing important to harp on and twist today?

    January 12, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  11. Carol Silva

    As a life-long Bay Stater this comes as no surprise. Martha Coakly and the Massachusetts Democratic party have such a monopoly on elections in Mass that they don't have to worry about spell checking, editing, or even campaigning for that matter. You can imagine the kind of corruption that arises whenever the ruling party has no outside competition... it's freightening!

    January 12, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  12. Terry from West Texas

    Anyone who has never made a typo is welcome to make snide comments.

    January 12, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  13. Tommy

    Yep, this is news to CNN. Never mind what the ad says, but just know that a word in the disclaimer is misspelled. Good God NO!

    January 12, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  14. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Scott who the hell is he we need trained and skilled people in office not a bunch of know it all whipper snapers .

    January 12, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  15. Kathy Corey

    What do you expect when outsiders are sent in to 'save' a poor candidate. Martha Coakley is a failed candidate. She went negative on the advice of her outsiders. Big mistake. The majority of voters in MA are independent...not Democrats or Republicans.

    January 12, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  16. Jessica

    Give me a break...this is not a big deal. Coakley didn't misspell anything, her ad agency did.

    January 12, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  17. Nathaniel

    Don't blame the candidate. Blame the media company that put the ad together and the campaign manager for not proof reading the ad copy. Regardless, however, this is a silly story. If they put the wrong state on the screen, THAT would be a story. A typo in all cap text of a routine disclaimer that no one typically read isn't even worthy of mention... its is equivalent to forgetting to put a period at the end of a sentence.

    January 12, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  18. Todd

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that the candidate did not sell check every tv commercial coming out of her campaign. Ad this is an issue? republkicons are trying to push the nation off a cliff, a republicon vote would mean a return to the disaster of our current health care non-system, and THIS is what conservatives are worried about? A spelling bee question?

    Mafrk Twaine once quipped "if k-a-t doesn't spell cat, then just what does it spell?" And Andrew jackson said something to the effect of he did not trust the intellect of a man who could only think of one way to spell a word.

    January 12, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  19. Shawn S.

    I think it's kind of funny that CNN would report that something was misspelled. I've seen CNN online news reports and articles with misspelled words plenty of times. If CNN wants to point out the faults of others, shouldn't they point out their own, as well? I mean, is this really supposed to be news?
    I ask because this makes me laugh and I do not mean that in a negative way. I think it's funny and silly that any news organization would point out a spelling fault, unless it was their own. :-)

    January 12, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  20. Jorge

    Spelling the state correctly should be one of the prereq's for running.

    January 12, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  21. Ray

    It's embarrassing for Coakly, but the truth is, I doubt very seriously that she ever saw the ad before it was released. There is, however, an advertising agency somewhere that's catching hell!

    January 12, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  22. Danny J

    I thought the Dems were supposed to be the smart ones...

    January 12, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  23. Paul from Phoenix

    I blame George Bush.

    January 12, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  24. Hugo

    Too awful funny a liberal Democrat using the words "We can't afford", you would think they must finally be realizing they are out of using other peoples money and now must self fund...

    The Kennedy's, Bush's, Clinton's and ilk minded are DONE! They are the contributing factors of why we are broken as a Nation, figure it out voters, change is coming and it may get ugly!

    Remember those old wise tales your Grammy and Grampa' use to tell you that went something like the ant and grasshopper? If you don't work, you don't get paid, unless you hit the Senate LOTTO!

    January 12, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  25. TangledThorns

    I hope Scott Brown wins!

    January 12, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
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