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Old 10-25-2004, 01:57 PM
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From the Washington Post:

http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/..._id=1000682650

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In the Oct. 17 Sunday Source, the 'Gatherings' story described a Republican barbecue held to watch a presidential debate. The item reported 'the possibly unprecedented occurrence of a young woman in a cowboy hat pretending to make out with a poster of Dick Cheney.' The item should have explained that the woman was asked to pose with the vice president's picture by the photographer working for The Washington Post. The woman also did not pretend to 'make out' with the picture; at the photographer's suggestion, she pretended to blow a kiss at it. The item should have explained that the party was hosted in response to a request from The Post, which discussed the decorations and recipes with the host and agreed to reimburse the cost of recipe ingredients.
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In the Oct. 17 Sunday Source, the 'Gatherings' story described a Republican barbecue held to watch a presidential debate. The item reported 'the possibly unprecedented occurrence of a young woman in a cowboy hat pretending to make out with a poster of Dick Cheney.' The item should have explained that the woman was asked to pose with the vice president's picture by the photographer working for The Washington Post. The woman also did not pretend to 'make out' with the picture; at the photographer's suggestion, she pretended to blow a kiss at it. The item should have explained that the party was hosted in response to a request from The Post, which discussed the decorations and recipes with the host and agreed to reimburse the cost of recipe ingredients.
How is that not paying for news? (Creating it, in fact)
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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/16/we...070&oref=login

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Correction: January 30, 2005, Sunday:
An article on Jan. 16 about the way presidents fare in their second terms misstated the reason Bill Clinton was impeached. He was accused of perjury and obstruction of justice, not of having an affair with an intern.
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In The New York Times via Instapundit.

An editorial on Monday about the new jumbo Airbus misstated the weight of the airplane. Its takeoff weight, fully loaded with passengers, freight and fuel, is hundreds of thousands of pounds heavier than the Boeing 747, depending on the configurations, not 30,000 tons heavier. It's an aircraft, not an aircraft carrier.
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In The New York Times via Instapundit.

An editorial on Monday about the new jumbo Airbus misstated the weight of the airplane. Its takeoff weight, fully loaded with passengers, freight and fuel, is hundreds of thousands of pounds heavier than the Boeing 747, depending on the configurations, not 30,000 tons heavier. It's an aircraft, not an aircraft carrier.

That is actually there. Someone has a sense of humor.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/15/pa...rrections.html
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The Keeping Score column in SportsSunday on Jan. 23, about a mathematical formula for projecting the winner of the Super Bowl, misstated the application of the Pythagorean theorem, which the formula resembles. The theorem determines the length of the third side of a right triangle when the length of the two other sides is known; it is not used to determine the sum of the angles in a right triangle.
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An article in The Arts on Feb. 10 about an English translation of the Talmud that is nearly complete, the Schottenstein edition, misstated a precedent. The last complete English translation was by Jacob Neusner, a professor at Bard College, who finished the work in 1995. It was not the one published by the Soncino Press between 1935 and 1952. Thus the Schottenstein edition will not be the first full English version in half a century.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/19/pa...rrections.html
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An Editorial Observer column in The Times yesterday incorrectly cited lyrics from a Michael Jackson song. The phrase "mamase mamasa mamakosa" ends the song "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," not "Working Day and Night."
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/03/op...03thucorr.html
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The Times has a real bumper crop today. A sampling:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/13/pa...print&position=

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A review of "Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life" on Page 14 of the Book Review today misstates the author's surname at several points. He is Steve Fraser, not Foster.


An article last Sunday about Arbiter, a nonprofit record label directed by Allan Evans, misidentified the language school in Greenwich Village run by Mr. Evans and his wife, Beatrice Muzi. It is Scuola Italiana, not Escuela Italiana.



A front-page article in this section on Feb. 27 about the history of the Academy Awards referred incorrectly to the character played by Roberto Benigni in "Life Is Beautiful," for which he won the Oscar as best actor. The character, Guido, did not survive the Holocaust.

An article last Sunday about the possibility of a Fox News challenge to CNBC misstated the age of Roger E. Ailes, chairman of Fox News, and misidentified one of the United States presidents for whom he worked. Mr. Ailes is 64, not 54, and was on the staff of George H. W. Bush, not the current president.
A chart last Sunday with the Economic View column, comparing Social Security's annual return on payroll taxes for groups within two generations of Americans, reversed the generations' labels. A corrected version is on Page 9.

A report in the Big Deal column on Feb. 6, about the recent sale of a town house at 212 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn, misstated the price for which it sold in 1972. It was about $200,000, not $55,000, according to John R. H. Blum, the seller at that time. The miscalculation occurred when a formula using the current state real estate transfer tax rate was used to determine the sale price for transactions in the 1960's and 1970's, when a lower tax rate was in effect.
The incorrect formula was also used in three previous columns:

A report on Jan. 23 about a condominium in the Galleria, at 117 East 57th Street in Manhattan, misstated the unit's price in 1978. It was $800,000, not $220,000. A report on Jan. 9 about a town house on East 61st Street in Manhattan misstated the price in 1969. It was $215,000, not $59,125. And a report on Aug. 8, 2004, about a building at 173-175 East Broadway in Manhattan, misstated the price in 1974. It was $360,000, not $99,000. The errors came to light in an e-mail message last month; the corrections were delayed for additional reporting and verification.



An "In the Region" article in some copies last Sunday about two new housing developments in New Brunswick, N.J., quoted incorrectly from a comment by the city's mayor, Jim Cahill, about where he grew up relative to the Penn Central railroad tracks that run along a piece of property on Jersey Avenue that is being developed for stores and housing. Mr. Cahill said he grew up "on the other side of" the tracks from the site, not "on the wrong side."

A chart on Feb. 13 with an article about new housing in the Rockaways misstated the year the first structure was built on the Rockaway Peninsula. It was not 1856; an early settler, Richard Cornell, built a home in Far Rockaway in 1690.
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A March 13 Style article on the annual Gridiron Dinner incorrectly described Gridiron President Dick Ryan as the Detroit News's Washington bureau chief; he is the newspaper's senior Washington correspondent. In some editions, the article incorrectly reported that a satirical version of "Sweet Home Alabama" was performed at the dinner and described reaction to it. Such a skit was written, but it was dropped before the final performance. Also, a photo caption identified attendee Mark Shields as Mark Russell.
But it was evidently a free chance to bash Armstrong Williams, so who cared?
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