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(The Week)   The year's best New York Times corrections   ( divider line
    More: Fail, William F. Buckley Jr., paper of record, SAC Capital Advisors, The Daily Beast, intimate relationship, E.B. White, Al Gore, New York City Police Department  
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13231 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Dec 2012 at 10:51 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-26 11:17:42 PM  
11 votes:
vudukungfu: My actaul biological little sister me her now husband

explaining incest in caveman/Yoda talk makes it even hotter
2012-12-26 11:03:06 PM  
5 votes:
2012-12-26 11:16:18 PM  
3 votes:
They have to run all these trivial corrections because the NYT is a paper of record and future historians will use it to construct views of the times we live in. I'm only saying this to irk wingnuts.

Correction: Wealth flows to the unwashed masses through the benevolence of cultural leaders. It is not created by a flourishing middle class, as was previously reported.
2012-12-26 07:13:59 PM  
3 votes:
2012-12-27 01:33:47 AM  
2 votes:
2012-12-26 11:57:51 PM  
2 votes:

jaytkay: [ image 351x251]

From better list

That has some great ones:
2012-12-26 11:40:31 PM  
2 votes:
My personal favorite:

"In yesterday's issue, we incorrectly identified Joe Blow as a defective on the Police Force. He is actually a detective on the Police Farce."
2012-12-26 11:33:23 PM  
2 votes:

Curious: i likes number two. the mistake just jumps out at you. not at the copy editor however.

In the copy editors defense it probably felt that long to him....

/Nothing like spending 3 years being forced to read puff pieces written by barely literate airheads to make ya want to go all stabby
2012-12-26 11:09:56 PM  
2 votes:
Bronies having Aspergers actually explains a lot.
2012-12-26 11:01:46 PM  
2 votes:
Correction: "An earlier version of this article misspelled the singer's surname in a number of places. He is Bruce Springsteen, not Springstein."

CSB time:
I was in a frat at PSU and volunteered to make posters to staple about town for our party.
I spelled the theme as a Bruce Springstein party and went to Kinkos. Posted them all over and had a great time while the bros scratched their heads and pissed and moaned. My actaul biological little sister me her now husband that night at the party and now they have three (3) count 'em, crotch gobblins because I misspelled the "boss's" name,

Oh, and Bruce is a dick of insufferable magnitude.
Trust me on that one.
2012-12-26 11:00:34 PM  
2 votes:
2012-12-26 07:07:19 PM  
2 votes:
7. Correction: "An article on Thursday about efforts by the hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen to defend his firm, SAC Capital Advisors, against a government inquiry into insider trading misstated the size of Mr. Cohen's house in Greenwich, Conn. It is 35,000 square feet, not 14,000."

Odds are the douchebag himself demanded the correction; AS IF he would be caught dead owning a 14,000 square foot home.
2012-12-27 12:00:43 AM  
1 vote:
"4. "Gore Vidal Dies at 86; Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer"
Correction: "An obituary on Gore Vidal on Wednesday included several errors. Mr. Vidal called William F. Buckley Jr. a crypto-Nazi, not a crypto-fascist, in a television appearance during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. While Mr. Vidal frequently joked that Vice President Al Gore was his cousin, genealogists have been unable to confirm that they were related. And according to Mr. Vidal's memoir Palimpsest, he and his longtime live-in companion, Howard Austen, had sex the night they met, but did not sleep together after they began living together. It is not the case that they never had sex."

I cannot tell you how much work is involved in convincing the NYT to get their facts straight.

Impudent pricks, they are.

2012-12-26 11:49:04 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: Mr. Vidal called William F. Buckley Jr. a crypto-Nazi, not a crypto-fascist,
2012-12-26 11:23:23 PM  
1 vote:
Correction: "An earlier version of this article misidentified the beverage that Ahmed Abu Khattala was drinking at the hotel. It was a strawberry frappe, not mango juice, which is what he had ordered."

I'm still not quite sure what he ordered.
2012-12-26 11:21:09 PM  
1 vote:
i likes number two. the mistake just jumps out at you. not at the copy editor however.
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