My condolences to the Griffin family, but this post isn’t really about Mr. Griffin.
It’s about editing. Proofreading. Sure, I make a lot of typos here on my blog – but I’m not getting paid to write.
I am assuming someone at the Associated Press is. But look at these three paragraphs from this story (below).
So Mr. Griffin sold the same property twice? Once to Coke and once to Columbia Pictures? (While that would help explain his fabulous wealth, I somehow think this is probably a bad case of editing/proofreading).
And the third paragraph is a repeat of the end of the second paragraph…
But his biggest break financially came from inventing and producing ?Jeopardy? in the 1960s and ?Wheel of Fortune? in the 1970s. After they had become the hottest game shows in television, Griffin sold the rights to Coca-Cola for $250 million in 1986, retaining a share of the profits.
After they became the hottest game shows in television, Griffin sold the rights to them to the Columbia Pictures Television Unit for $250 million, retaining a share of the profits. He started spreading the sale money around in treasury bonds, stocks and other investments.
He made Forbes? list of richest Americans several times and started putting money in treasury bonds, stocks and other investments. But he went into real estate and other ventures because ?I was never so bored in my life.?