From Regrettheerror.com comes a list of 2004’s best corrections from print media. And this year’s best correction may be the best one ever… Holy cow….
Correction of the Year
Perhaps the easiest pick of all for our round-up was this amazing correction from Kentucky’s Lexington Herald-Leader. On the 40h anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act this year, the paper published this amazing apology: “It has come to the editor’s attention that the Herald-Leader neglected to cover the civil rights movement. We regret the omission.” Simple, elegant, brave. Better late than never.
Does anyone else get dizzy contemplating the apologies that will eventually happen about the lead-up to the war in Iraq?
“The NY Times would like to apologize for not tying Judith Miller to the falling body of Jayson Blair before she was able to sully even more completely the reputation of the nation’s paper of record.”
“The Washington Post is feeling a little silly. Stupid, actually. We’re sorry. Really, really sorry. Do you hate us?”
“The Washington Times has always sucked, so we’re pleased to say that we never confounded your expectations of the ‘Moonie Times.’ No, it’s okay… we know you call us that.”