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There Is No Such Thing As “Old East Dallas”

By Tim Rogers |

An alert FrontBurnervian sent me a note complaining about the Morning News‘ use of the moniker “Old East Dallas.” There is no such thing, said he. And he was inclined to believe that the paper demonstrates a bias in how it thinks about that part of town.

Meh, I don’t know about any bias. But I do know that when I googled “Old East Dallas” and “Dallas Morning News,” I found the very story my correspondent was complaining about. It’s about an apartment fire. Only now, the headline puts the first in “Far East Dallas.” Look at the URL for the story, though:

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20110213-three-alarm-fire-burns-at-old-east-dallas-apartments.ece

That fire was in Old East Dallas when the headline was written. Seems the Morning News caught its mistake.