Pervasive spelling error hits CBS

This was on the screen Monday night (March 3) on “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” during Bob Schieffer’s commentary about the Texas presidential primary. My husband spotted it and pointed it out to me.

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I checked the CBSnews.com site this morning for the video and, sure enough, the mistake was still there. If you don’t mind sitting through a commercial, you can see it here.

Just to remind us all: The correct spelling here would be “its,” the possessive form.

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