A bogus gravestone for Elway the dog made using the Tombstone Generator website.
A bogus gravestone for Elway the dog made using the Tombstone Generator website.

Denver Post not exactly racing to correct Elway the dog tombstone gaffe

Over the years, the Denver Post hasn't always displayed great enthusiasm for correcting mistakes -- and an item in a June 21 Bill Husted column suggests that the tradition continues. The piece stated that a drug-sniffing San Francisco police dog named Elway will rest eternally under a gravestone reading, "ELWAY, 1995-2009, MAY YOU FOREVER DRINK FROM YOUR OWN SUPER BOWL." Truth is, I wrote this epitaph for a June 10 blog about the drug-locating canine, using the website linked in the caption above, as I pointed out in an entry that went live yesterday morning. Today, however, there's still no change to the Husted column -- the assertion remains in place sans an editor's note about the screw-up -- and today's corrections page doesn't refer to it, either.

I would have thought the previous blog would have shamed the Post into quickly fessing up. But I stand corrected.

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