The end came quietly on Aug. 21 on the letters page of The Washington Post. A reader castigated the newspaper for having written that Sasha Obama was the "youngest" daughter of the president and first lady, rather than their "younger" daughter. In so doing, however, the letter writer called the first couple the "Obama's." This, too, was published, constituting an illiterate proofreading of an illiterate criticism of an illiteracy. Moments later, already severely weakened, English died of shame.
(Emphasis mine.) That, in particular, drives me bonkers. How dumb can people be? If you are pluralizing a family name, who on earth would you put an apostrophe in there? Many other examples of illiteracy -- and unbelievable stupidity -- can be found in this article.