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That’ll teach him to write a letter to the editor
The San Fransisco Chronicle received a href=”http://www.sfgate.com/pages/corrections/” target=_blank mce_href=”http://www.sfgate.com/pages/corrections/”letter addressed to the editor informing him of an editing error. Hal Rowland’s letter on September 22 read “yellow citizens”.
It should have read “fellow citizens”.
Our fools win football games
A story in the href=”http://www.statesman.com/hp/content/news/stories/local/09/21/0921correct.” target=_blank mce_href=”http://www.statesman.com/hp/content/news/stories/local/09/21/0921correct.”Austin American-Statesmen misquoted Rice University football coach David Bailiff when he was talking about the similarities between coaching at Rice and at Texas State University-San Marcos. He did not use the word “fools” in reference to his players.
The quote should have read: “The difference is there are 85 fulls (scholarships) here and there are only 63 at Texas State.”
(Reuters) Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film’s huge commercial and critical success has spurred talk of possible Oscar nominations for its director, producers and cast – most specifically Bale’s co-star, Health Ledger, for the late actor’s edgy performance as the Joker.
The name is Heath Ledger.
The wrong country
WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The US Treasury Department on Friday froze the assets of two Colombian government officials, saying they have ties with the rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
It was actually two Venezuelan government officials.
Isn’t she also something else?
(Reuters) Palin jolts Capitol, energizes Republicans
In the two weeks since her selection, the former beauty queen, TV sportscaster and small-town mayor has turned into a charismatic attack dog.
Sarah Palin is also a governor.
Barack Obama appears to be a magnet for press errors.
He was mistaken for “Osama” in two (1,2) news reports by CNN, and in one by the New York Post. Meanwhile, the Houston Chronicle once referred to him as a Republican, and the Hartford Courant has misspelled his first name on six different occasions dating back to 2004, with two of those instances occurring this year.
Victim, not criminal
href=”http://www.torontosun.com/news/2008/09/20/6822661-sun.html” target=_blank mce_href=”http://www.torontosun.com/news/2008/09/20/6822661-sun.html”The Toronto Sun identified fraud victim Richard Rand as the man guilty of 190 counts of fraud. R
Rand is the victim not the criminal. The Toronto Sun later apologised to Mr. Rand for any embarrassment this may have caused.
All tech companies are alikeR
A href=”http://www.regrettheerror.com/newspapers/all-tech-companies-are-alike” target=_blank mce_href=”http://www.regrettheerror.com/newspapers/all-tech-companies-are-alike”headline on September 18 of the Timaru Herald stated that Google is axing 24,600 jobs.R
In fact it is US technology giant Hewlett-Packard that is cutting jobs. .R
It’s all German to themR
Radio station NPR href=”http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94803226″ target=_blank mce_href=”http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94803226″described the plot of the musical The Rothschilds, which is based on the book by Frederic Morton, it tells of the rise of the Rothschild family from humble beginnings in Germany, to their founding of their financial empire and growing political influence under the guidance of patriarch Mayer Rothschild. In the radio station referred to “Germany’s Prince Metternich.”
Prince Metternich was an Austrian statesman and diplomat;.
Some versions of this href=”http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94876659″ target=_blank mce_href=”http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94876659″story incorrectly referred to Heineken as a German beer.
Heineken is produced in the Netherlands.
Large Hardon (not on Regret the Error)
When writing about the Large Hadron Collider, one US newspaper allegedly accidentally wrote the “Large Hardon Collider”.