The year in media errors & corrections

Craig Silverman has compiled a hilarious and depressing list of the year's best errors and corrections in the media, including the year's best correction, a tart number from British tabloid, The Sun:


Following our article on Princess Eugenie’s birthday celebrations, we have been asked to point out the party was closely monitored by adults throughout and while a small amount of mess was cleared away at the end of the evening, there was no damage to furniture, no revellers dived into bedrooms in search of drunken romps and to describe the house as being trashed was incorrect. We are happy to make this clear and regret any distress our report caused.
American papers got the treatment too, like the Times:
A film review on Wednesday about "Little Miss Sunshine" referred incorrectly to contestants in the fictional children’s beauty pageant of the title. The critic intended to compare the contestants to underage prostitutes, not to "underage fleshpots."
The list veers off into some of the more serious reporting errors, like the mistaken Canadian report that Iranian Jews were to begin wearing stars, but warning for edgy commenters: this is mostly an unserious list.

Special PEEK comment: the most egregious reporting doesn't involve lascivious misspellings so much as the strain toward ridiculous notions of balance by including the words of the administration, no matter how divorced they are from reality, as a legitimate counterweight to facts.

Or the failure to mention the money behind individuals and think tanks.

Things like that.
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