Corrections and errors

Canadian newspaper corrects itself on love, hatred and Trump

The lack of punctuation on Twitter hashtags claimed another victim on Wednesday, as The Globe and Mail misread a tweet by Hillary Clinton. In a matter-of-fact correction on today's edition, the Canadian newspaper apologized for the mishap: (To be fair to The Globe and Mail, Clinton's tweet was nothing if not belligerent towards Trump.) … Read More

New York Times apologizes for using 'slave mistress' in obit

The New York Times Margaret Sullivan, public editor of The New York Times, has been busy of late, especially with criticism of the paper's weekend expose of Amazon's work culture. The flap included her mild dueling with the newspaper's executive editor over the piece (she thought it had flaws, he didn't). Well, they are in sync Thursday with the … Read More

Amazing name leads to amusing Huffington Post correction

A Huffington Post story about a woman with an awesome name ("Cherries Waffles Tennis") and her brush with the law resulted in an amusing correction: CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Tennis was arrested for allegedly making "fraudulent purposes." Clearly that is neither a crime nor a statement that makes any sense. She was arrested for … Read More

NYT corrects: Bald eagles' poop isn't purple

A New York Times correction delves into the nitty gritty of bald eagle and osprey poop: An earlier version of this article 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, Eurasian starlings and cedar waxwings, do.) … Read More

The Wall Street Journal fails 'Monsters of Greek Mythology 101'

Someone at the Wall Street Journal can't tell a Minotaur from a Cyclopes. As a result, the paper published a monstrous correction this week: The Minotaur is a monster in Greek mythology that is part bull, part human. A travel article in Saturday's Off Duty section mistakenly called it a one-eyed monster. Read More