Dec 17, 2008, 05:04AM

Righting, then celebrating, the wrongs

An absolutely spectacular (and kind of nerdy) list of the year's best newspaper and magazine corrections.

Two of many, many gems:

Best Naming Error

Wall Street Journal:

An Aug. 9 essay on Jamaican runners in Weekend Journal that referred to Jamaican immigration to Canada in the 1960s incorrectly identified Canada as New Canada. Separately, an Aug. 16 Olympics article on Canada’s medal count incorrectly referred to the country as the Commonwealth of Canada.

Best Blog Correction

Back in January, The Consumerist reported on a rather vulgar-yet-amusing post on Wil Wheaton’s blog. After seeing the Consumerist post, Wheaton contacted them to clarify things. From the resulting Consumerist post and correction:

Wil Wheaton (of Star Trek: The Next Generation) would like you to know that he does not and will not endorse AAA Insurance.

UPDATE: We initially reported that Mr. Wheaton disliked all of AAA. Not so. He tells us: I’m happy with the rest of the AAA services I’ve used, and continue to use. The insurance, though, can eat a bag of dicks.”
We regret the error.


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