A bit of Googling suggests that quite a lot of outlets have used *sic* in their reporting of the quote. But I suspect that's largely because they're using an agency report as the backbone of their stories.
>From a good piece I found from 2014, it looks as though AP introduced *sic *into their stylebook around then, and I strongly suspect that it's their report that has been used as the substance of many of the other reports that quote Zucker. The same piece ( https://stancarey.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/the-pedantic-censorious-quality-of-sic/) also talks about how sic can be used in quite a superior way, especially when the mistake is common and one that the publication in question probably makes quite a lot. "Who" v "Whom" is noted. Personally, I think that small grammatical errors are fine to be glossed over, but more substantive mistakes should be noted, particularly where it's factually incorrect. On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 8:39 AM, PGage <pga...@gmail.com> wrote: > I am interested in the feedback of those here who work in media or > journalism or editing of some kind on how Yahoo News handled this > presentation of a tweet by "Days of Our Lives" star Arianne Zucker on the > Trump Tape (she was one of the women who was the subject of his bragging, > and the target of Billy Bush's pimping): > > “I am a strong, independent, hard-working mother, business woman and > partner to a great man,” she wrote. “I have grown to learn that the words > of others cannot effect [sic] the value of my self-worth or define the > content of my character. How we treat one another, whether behind closed > doors, locker rooms or face-to-face, should be done with kindness, dignity > and respect.” > > I of course understand if this was a verbal quote given to a reporter, who > then transcribes it and wants to indicate that the subject said "effect" > and not "affect", and does so with "sic". The same goes if the quote is > from a book or hard to obtain periodical or private letter. But in a case > like this, when the quote is obviously a transcription from the subject's > public and easily available writing, and does not really change the meaning > of the passage, don't the quotation marks themselves indicate that > everything inside is as the author wrote them? If the reader is unsure who > to blame, can't they pretty easily go to her twitter account and check for > themselves? It seems like adding sic here is kind of a dick move, and > mostly serves to embarrass the subject for making the kind of mistake that > college freshmen (and many of us who have moved beyond that) everywhere > make all the time. > > This is the fist time I have ever heard of Ms. Zucker, and I have no > particular reason to defend her (and the substance of her quote seems more > trite and banal than average to be honest). But it seems a bummer that she > is just living her life, gets blindsided by Trump and Billy B, and then > gets thrown under the bus by some pedantic copy editor. But maybe I am > overlooking something? > > -- > -- > TV or Not TV .... The Smartest (TV) People! > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Groups "TV or Not TV" group. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > tvornottv-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/tvornottv?hl=en > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "TVorNotTV" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to tvornottv+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- -- TV or Not TV .... The Smartest (TV) People! You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "TV or Not TV" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to tvornottv-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/tvornottv?hl=en --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "TVorNotTV" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to tvornottv+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.