The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is slowly trimming its staff of tenured, veteran writers in an attempt to save money. The problem is, this loss of institutional knowledge can lead to more mistakes in reporting.
For instance, this story in the Startlegram’s weekly entertainment guide begins by asking the question, “Have you heard of Django Reinhardt?”
The writer then answers his own question by saying authoritatively that Reinhardt is an “acclaimed French/Belgian Gypsy guitarist, and he returns to Mount Crested Butte again Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-6) for DjangoFest Colorado.”
Now that would be worth a trip to Colorado — Reinhardt is not only considered by many guitarists to be the greatest picker of all time, but he’s also been dead since 1953.