January 28, 2008

you gotta love the new york times

There are plenty of magazines that fight tooth and nails before they print a correction after having printed sensational articles about celebrities who are portrayed as anorectic/pregnant with triplets/having an affair with their chauffeur, etc. And then there's the Times, which prints corrections like this one on p. 2:

A Sports of The Times column on May 21, 1999, about the vocal presence of New York fans at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for an N.B.A. playoff game between the Hawks and the Knicks, misspelled the surname of a fan from Howard Beach in Queens. He is Constantin Manta, not Marta. Mr. Manta pointed out the error in an e-mail message this week.
The name of a fan! In a sports column! 9 years ago!

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