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I've had numerous occasions to write about the typos that affect those of us in the newspaper biz, but few typos would compare with the New York Daily News' printing the wrong number in a lottery game, leading thousands of people to believe they'd won $100,000. That's gotta hurt. And then the Daily News' rough-and-tumble competitor, the New York Post, hammered the News with this editorial, referring to the people at the News as "New York's hometown newspaper scamsters." The editorial has an incredible number of italicized words, as many as I might use in a whole year. The best use of italics in the editorial is the reference to "Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman --- a billionare real-estate magnate." The implication being that the cheapskate should personally pay off everybody who thought he'd hit the jackpot. Yeah, right. He didn't become a billionaire by being stupid. (And speaking of typos, that's how the Post spelled "billionaire" --- with no "i" after the "a." It's hard to concentrate on spelling when you're foaming at the mouth, I guess.)

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