Tuesday, November 13, 2007

MBP of the Week: Philadelphia Daily News

As you might’ve read, the headmistress of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa has lost her job... because a dorm matron got charged with sexual assault and other crimes against students.

The ousted headmistress is Lerato Nomvuyo Mzamane. South African by birth, Mzamane is now in Philadelphia, where she formerly worked as a private-school administrator.

L.N. Mzamane had been recommended for the gig by Joan Countryman (pictured) of Philadelphia, a consultant to Oprah Winfrey on the Leadership Academy project.

Last Friday, the Philly Daily News published an article mentioning both L.N. Mzamane and Joan Countryman.

Guess what happened?

The correction published on Saturday tells it all:

“A photo of Joan Countryman was misidentified as Lerato Nomvuyo Mzamane.”

Well, of course it was!

(Hat-tip: Regret the Error.)


Dan Coyle said...

Speaking as a resident of Philadelphia, the Daily News makes the New York Daily News look like The Guardian.

Thembi said...

Wait a minute, does this mean the South African nasty headmistress patrol is about to start in Philly? That is the LAST thing we need...
And I have to agree with dan coyle. I was actually told by a teacher in 8th grade not to read the Daily News because if I stayed on its reading level I'd never get into college.

Dan Coyle said...

Thembi: So VERY true!