Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Media Errors and Corrections '05

My friend Howard sent me this list of media errors and corrections from Regret the Error. After US magazine's adult-film star identity error (click to enlarge), here are my favorite "Crunks" of the year:

From the Denver Daily:
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.'


From the Dallas Star:
Norma Adams-Wade's June 15 column incorrectly called Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk a socialist. She is a socialite.

From the Washington Post:
An article in the Feb. 6 Arts section implied incorrectly that Eva Zeisel was involved in a plot to assassinate Joseph Stalin. That was the unsubstantiated charge made to arrest and imprison her.

And a good pope-related error.