CNN’s Slave OOps (George Washington)
It wasn’t long ago that CNN had a grammar error on their homepage. However, the latest grammar goof I found on CNN is not so minor. I highlighted what I’m sure was a grammar error and not a factual error. It is well known that George Washington never lived in the White House. However, the quote from CNN reads as though George Washington (who we know owned slaves) lived in the White House while owning slaves:
Twelve American presidents owned slaves and eight of them, starting with Washington, owned slaves while they lived in the White House.
The words are exactly the same, but CNN certainly goofed with their wording that reads as though Washington actually owned slaves while living in the White House. He couldn’t have. The White House was finished after Washington died.