If you want to know if anyone is reading your stories, "make sure you insert a mistake about George Washington," writes Mary McNamara, the Calendar TV critic who mistakenly said that Washington left the presidency after one term. She posts on the L.A. Times' Show Tracker blog: "It was just a stupid, blind error, the sort that leaves you smiting your forehead, literally and repeatedly, the moment it is pointed out to you. For the six or seven people living in the Los Angeles Basin who did not e-mail to correct me, he served two terms, not one."
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