Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Proud to be a fact checker
It's easy to think that Lee Greenwood's famous song is called "I'm Proud To Be An American." It's the tune's signature line and the reason why politicians like it.

The song's real title is "God Bless the U.S.A." (Watch the video here.) Under the Dome, a column of political tidbits in The News & Observer, didn't get this right in the print edition, but the blog version makes the change — and makes note of the update.

I'll leave it to fans of the genre to decide whether Greenwood is a "country crooner."
posted by Andy Bechtel at 12:23 PM | Permalink |


  • At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Toadette

    It's so easy to fact-check song titles online. Why didn't that happen?

  • At 1:47 PM, Blogger Andy Bechtel

    Maybe for the same reason so many names are misspelled in newspapers. The public editor at The New York Times wrote about this recently: