Wall Street’s in turmoil! Shareholder value is evaporating like sweat on Ben Bernanke‘s pillow. And over at the Washington Post, those buyouts and departures that thinned the ranks of its elite corps of copy editors are having an effect. How else to explain this boner in Glenn Kessler and David S. Hilzenrath‘s story about the death of the American economy?

Wait, did the spelling “alright” make it into the pages of the Washington Post?

No! Maybe that buyout and departures that thinned the ranks of the Post‘s elite corps of copy editors only affected the Web, where we all know it’s OK to spell things wrong, as long as you’re first. Here’s a scan of today’s paper.

Convergence!