To all the detractors of the TT detractors:
Don't you think the position of the Taipei Times is worthy of respect? None of you are arguing that TT is more accurate and less error prone than it is being accused of being. You're arguing that critics are nitpicking, missing the big picture, or ranting over something unimportant.
The Taipei Times is the #1 English newspaper in this country. Doesn't that deserve some respect? Personally, I find leaving in ridiculous errors very disrespectful to that position. If TT doesn't respect its own position enough to do something about that then it deserves everything it is getting here.
If you don't believe the paper is worthy of such criticism then you must be here out of a desire to personally attack the individuals or the culture of those who making the criticism. Is the problem that you covertly have a stake in the publication, that you are biggoted, or that you are a hypocrite with nothing better to do with his own time?
If you feel that there are more important issues, a bigger picture, how does a focus on the smaller picture take away from the ability to see these issues? Are you arguing that the amount of grammar mistakes, typos, and misprints in a newspaper is not a measure of its professionalism?
Personally, I don't think such criticism is unmerited.