NYT corrects: St. Patrick banished snakes, not slaves, from Ireland
Michael M. Grynbaum and Nikita Stewart's article about perceived slights by Mayor Bill DeBlasio to New York's Irish community bears a seasonal correction:
Correction: March 17, 2014
An earlier version of this article misquoted a comment from Malachy McCourt on St. Patrick. Mr. McCourt said, “My attitude is, St. Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland and they all came here and they became conservatives.” He did not say St. Patrick banished the slaves from Ireland.