Monday, August 18, 2008

From the New York Times: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

It's not even close to the champion, The Ottawa Citizen*.
From the NYT:

Correction: August 16, 2008
An article on Friday about the planned construction of two large solar power installations in California described incorrectly the operation of the solar panels in one, to be built by SunPower. Its panels pivot from east to west to follow the sun over the course of a day — not west to east.

HT: Instapundit

If you're like me, and I know I am, the Regret the Error blog (motto: Mistakes Happen) is good fun:

So, a poor advertisement for Columbia?

In common with much of the media we regularly describe the president of Georgia as the “Harvard-educated” Mikheil Saakashvili - “a poor advertisement for a Harvard education”, a columnist called him on Wednesday (Bush rebuking Russia? Putin must be splitting his sides, page 29, August 13). He wasn’t at Harvard: his degree is from Columbia University. Link

*The O.C. had the best retraction/apology EVER:
...And a reprise of one of my favorites; from the Ottawa Citizen:

“The Ottawa Citizen and Southam News wish to apologize for our apology to Mark Steyn, published October 22nd.

In correcting the incorrect statements about Mr. Steyn, published October 15th, we incorrectly published the incorrect correction.

We accept and regret that our original regrets were unacceptable, and we apologize to Mr. Steyn for any previous distress caused by our previous apology.”
HT: Jay Leno