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Correction o’ the Day (Bald Eagle Poop Edition)

Correction on today’s New York Times op-ed page: An Op-Ed essay on Monday described bald eagles and ospreys incorrectly. They eat fish, and their poop is white; they do not eat berries and excrete purple feces. (Other birds, like American robins, … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the (Yester)Day

From Thursday’s Boston Globe: The stately local broadsheet made a mistake reviewing “My Mistake”? File under: There but for the grace of God and etc.

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Correction o’ the Day (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Edition)

From today’s New York Times op-ed page. Five bucks if you can diagram that sentence. Ten if you can translate it.

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Free The Bobby Allyn One! Hardwrecking Staff Unfair To NYT Reporter!

Yesterday the hardworking staff unfairly piled on New York Times freelancer Bobby Allyn, who was the object of one of the paper’s corrections. (Sorry no link – we’re iPadlocked.) In doing so, we violated rule number one of journalism mishaps: … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Corrugated Metal Fence Edition)

From Tuesday’s New York Times: NEW YORK An article in some editions on Sunday about the discovery of a child’s remains in his family’s backyard on Long Island misidentified the kind of fence that was beside the makeshift grave where the remains … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Boston Globe Snollygoster Edition)

From Saturday’s Boston Globe: Because of incorrect information given to the Globe and a reporter’s error, the “Word on the Street” column in Sunday’s Books section contained three errors. The story, about the Merriam-Webster company, misstated the number of years … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Brooklyn Crab Legs Edition)

From the Sunday New York Times: The At the Table column in some editions last Sunday about Brooklyn Crab, in the Red Hook neighborhood, misstated the serving size of steamed King Crab legs that customers get for $48. It is 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (I)

From the New York Times Sunday Style section: STYLE The Possessed column last Sunday, about a dermatologist and his yoga mat, misspelled his given name. He is Fredric Brandt, not Frederic. Seriously? There’s a “Possessed” column? And it showcased a … Continue reading

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Bill Keller’s NYT Column Isn’t Just Annoying, It’s Inaccurate

The hardworking staff has chronicled in detail (as recently as yesterday) its reservations about New York Times exiting editor Bill Keller’s column for the paper. Now comes this correction regarding his latest: Because of an editing error, an essay on Page … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Totally Sad Edition)

From Tuesday’s New York Times: An article on April 21 about two war photographers who were killed in fierce fighting in Misurata, Libya, erroneously included a survivor for one of them, Chris Hondros. Mr. Hondros had no children; he did not … Continue reading

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