Has Detroit News editor’s brain been infiltrated by spiders?

Sports SightingIf you glanced at the Detroit News’ website today, you may have come across a curious sentence: “A family of spiders has nested in my brain and my doctors are lying about it.”

That was followed by, “Meanwhile, here are some notable sports photos.”

Was this the ramblings of a delusional copy editor crying out for help? Well, maybe. But the sentence also is “dummy” text, which is meant to be replaced with something relevant – and usually sane.

The sports site, deadspin.com, first pointed out the oversight today. Instead of cowering in embarrassment, the News welcomed the attention and even referenced “our friends at Deadspin.”

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.