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The Ballard News-Tribune published a correction recently about a fight near Ballard Smoke Shop. (Credit: Matthew Rutledge on Flickr)

Did a tourist get a “glass smashed in his face” at a Seattle bar? The Ballard News-Tribune, a Seattle weekly newspaper, admitted to making that “egregious error” claiming an altercation took place at a local bar called the Ballard Smoke Shop.

The News-Tribune explained in a correction that the fight actually “started up the street” and ended “outside the Smoke Shop,” which doesn’t permit fighting inside.

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“The reporting was irresponsible, based on hearsay and partially the result of a tired brain,” the News-Tribune editor confessed. “We apologize for the error.”

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‘Tourist got a glass smashed in his face’ at Seattle Bar? Nope, Ballard News-Tribune Admits ‘Irresponsible’ Reporting

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