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:

A person dressed as St. Patrick in a Dublin parade in 1998. (AP Photo/John Cogill)

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.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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