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Regret the Error

Craig Silverman reports on trends and issues regarding media accuracy and the discipline of verification.Stories about errors, corrections, fact checking and verification

NEWS

U.K.'s Sun mocks Scientology with apology to alien lifeforms

The Sun today issued an apology that combines aliens, Scientology and British tabloid wit to deliver a classic of the genre: In an article on Saturday headlined ‘Flying saucers over British Scientology HQ’, we stated “two flat silver discs” were seen “above the Church of Scientology HQ”. Following a letter from lawyers for the Church, we apologise to any … Read More
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NPR alters Gillibrand profile after outcry, though no explanation posted

Rachel Larris of Name It Change It posted a story about changes made to a profile of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand that originally aired on May 16 during NPR’s Morning Edition. The original story, among other things, referred to the New York Democrat's "soft, girlie voice" and called her "perky." The story was changed later in the morning, … Read More
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