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Somebody Put a 'Yay!' in a COVID Article

Wall Street Journal runs a correction on story about restrictions

(Newser) - A rare bit of cheerleading found its way into a Wall Street Journal news article, but it wasn't entirely clear what the message was. "The stray word 'Yay!' was inadvertently inserted," a correction in the Monday paper said, "during editing of an article on...

ABC News Suspends Brian Ross Over Flynn Report

Reporter yanked after reporting Trump told Flynn to contact Russians while still a candidate

(Newser) - ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a "serious error." Ross, citing an unnamed confidant of Flynn, the former national security adviser, reported Friday that then-candidate Donald Trump had directed Flynn...

TV Critic's Review Leads to Hilarious Correction


(Newser) - Presenting probably the most embarrassing newspaper correction in the history of newspaper corrections, courtesy of a New York Times review of the new TV show Goliath: "An earlier version of this review included an inaccurate discussion of the show's plot structure. The critic mistakenly watched the first two...

NYT Goofs Adele Lyric, Issues Colorful Correction

"Hello from the outsiiiiiide"

(Newser) - The New York Times likes Adele's "Hello" ( who doesn't? ), but apparently it doesn't actually have the song memorized. "By midsong, she is also at her best. Even when she is singing at her most powerful—'Hello from the outsiiiiiide, I must have...

AP Clarifies: Murder Suspect Durst Isn't With Limp Bizkit

Item confused him with Fred Durst

(Newser) - Robert Durst has been in the news a lot lately as the real estate heir accused of murder. Fred Durst is famous as the lead singer of Limp Bizkit. And thus we arrive at why the AP wins today's "correction of the day" honors in the eyes...

Newspaper Correction: Obama Isn't the Antichrist

But the seventh king? Maybe

(Newser) - A newspaper correction issued by the Lexington Dispatch in North Carolina caught fire on the Internet for reasons that will be obvious once you read it: “Boyd Thomas’ letter Saturday contained an error in the headline. He does not believe President Obama is the Antichrist, who will come after...

Justice Ginsburg Does the Unusual: Issues a Correction

Incorrect sentence removed from her dissent on Texas voter ID law

(Newser) - On Saturday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law in the November election. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was among the three justices who didn't side with the majority, and she yesterday took what the Wall Street Journal terms an "extraordinary...

NYT Corrects 1853 Piece After 12 Years Win

Story misspelled Solomon Northup's name

(Newser) - The New York Times followed the Best Picture win for 12 Years a Slave by tweeting a link to an 1853 article on Solomon Northup, the film's historical subject. The original article's lead describes what is to follow as "a more complete and authentic record than has...

Paper's Correction Nicely Sums Up Jersey Scandal

One creative insult thrower is confused with another

(Newser) - The Dish calls it the "correction of the day," Mediaite "the most New Jersey correction ever," Poynter "the best correction you'll see all day," and Talking Points Memo the "best correction of the bridge scandal so far." It's hard to...

Onion Punks Times With Tiger Beat Goof
 Onion Dupes New York Times 

Onion Dupes New York Times

Apparently Times ' editors don't read the teen-girl tabloid

(Newser) - Remember the time Barack Obama graced the cover of Tiger Beat magazine accompanied by the news that he had won the "slumber party" vote? Oh, wait a minute, that was a "news" story published by the Onion . Apparently, someone forgot to tell the New York Times, which included...

Actually, Obama Didn't Call Tiger
 Actually, Obama 
 Didn't Call Tiger 

Actually, Obama Didn't Call Tiger

Golf Digest claims mixup between writer, source

(Newser) - Turns out President Obama did not call Tiger Woods to offer the golfer moral support amid the media firestorm that followed news of his infidelity. Golf Digest today retracted that claim in a statement, saying, “Our mistake was due to a misunderstanding between the writer and a trusted source....

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