The Economist corrects claim that Businessweek journalists can't drink on the job

When an article in The Economist about the disappearance of the boozy business lunch claimed that "Hacks at Bloomberg Businessweek can be disciplined for so much as sipping a spritzer," Josh Tyrangiel wasn't having any of it.

Tyrangiel, editor of Businessweek, took to Twitter to set the record straight:

The Economist took note and soon added a correction to the piece:

Correction: An earlier version of this article claimed that journalists at Bloomberg Businessweek could be disciplined for sipping a spritzer at work. This is not true. Sorry. We must have been drunk on the job.

Tyrangiel was pleased:

  • Craig Silverman

    Craig Silverman ( is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification.


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