Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Action News fixed the error – almost

Action News must have a routine – make an error, correct it, but miss all the references so there is one obvious mistake hanging around in the story.

Not long after using Frankford and Wissinoming in a story, the news channel did the same with Mayfair and Holmesburg.

A man was shot in the early morning hours of Feb. 2 on the 3500-block of Arthur Street. That’s in Holmesburg, and that’s what the story says – except in the dateline, which says Mayfair.


Was Action News picking two neighborhood again rather than make a choice? Looks more like a cover-up gone bad. A reader tells us the TV broadcast reported the story in Mayfair. Looks like Channel 6 missed one of those references in the haste to correct the facts.

Outside media don’t care about the Northeast. We have all seen them misuse, misspell and mistake our neighborhoods and our streets, so we at NEast Philly wanted to do something about it. When they get it wrong, we set it right in a segment we like to call Right NEast/Wrong NEast.

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