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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Great Correction

This great site, Regret The Error, is almost addictive. In their own words, the site "reports on corrections, retractions, clarifications and trends regarding accuracy and honesty in the media." And it certainly makes for very entertaining reading.

In their round-up of the best corrections of 2005, they named the Correction Of The Year, and it's a good one:
The Denver Daily News would like to offer a sincere apology for a typo in Wednesday’s Town Talk regarding New Jersey’s proposal to ban smoking in automobiles. It was not the author’s intention to call New Jersey ‘Jew Jersey.’
I'm sure the Jews of Lakewood and Teaneck were very relieved to see this correction. And, as Regret The Error's writers point out:
Yes, it’s a terrible error. Offensive, even. And the resulting correction is hilarious. But another reason we singled this baby out is that, like so many corrections, it begs for much more detail and a more complete explanation. The News offends an entire state and a major religion and all it can muster is 39 words? Only a newspaper could get away with that.
Too funny. Check the site out. It's fun reading, as if any of us needed still more to read.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jews of Teaneck and Lakewood? How about the Jews of New Jersey. Jews live all over New Jersey, not only in these concentrated Orthodox communities.

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