Right out the gate, I'll say I think the Washington Post is still one of the smarter papers in the U.S. But grammatically correct? No. And it's been getting worse over the years, particularly in their online version.
Today's gaffe takes the cake and leaves me one part bemused and one part pained. This was in the More Top Stories column under the Health Section.
Note the headline in red (which is that color because I'd just clicked on it before I took this screen shot.) If you still can't read it, it says "Repeated Calls to 911 got Unanswered."
I'd like to give the WashingtonPost.com a break and think that perhaps this was a pressing, breaking news story that was posted in a flurry of paper and Perry-White-where's-that-story drama, but it's below the electronic fold, so to speak. Ergo, it was/is a scheduled story. I'm sure they meant to say "go unanswered" but someone was tee happy, added an extra letter, and no one caught it.
Obviously someone on the copy desk wasn't drinking their Red Bull last night.
Of course, I'm sure by the time you read this, the Post will have corrected itself.