|The ad should read "its", not "it's".|
PopGoesTheNews.com The National Post has been left red-faced by a TV ad containing a glaring spelling error.
In the commercial, which appeared during tonight's episode of 60 Minutes on Hamilton-based station CHCH, the contracted form of "it is" — "it's" — is used instead of the possessive form — "its" — which would be correct.
The quote, attributed to Christie Blatchford, comes from the headline of her June 22 column, which is grammatically correct in its online version. (Typically headlines are written by editors. Blatchford actually wrote: "Canadian soldiers are better, more reliable and infinitely more trustworthy bearers of what is good in this country, and of the public trust, than Canadian political leaders.")
It's all news to Blatchford, who is currently covering a high-profile trial for the Post. "Because I've been in Kingston and busy, I haven't seen [the ad] or the error," she explains. "I'll pass it on."