iMediaEthics’ latest corrections round-up starts below.
1. The Omaha World-Herald erred in a story about rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot’s appearance at a taco fest.
The May correction reads:
Correction: An earlier version of this story referred to Sir Mix-a-Lot as a “big-butt-loving rapper.” Although Mix-a-Lot is well-known for saying he “likes big butts and he cannot lie,” he does not profess to love them. We deeply regret the error.
Hat Tip: Kate Howard
2. NPR said former national security adviser Michael Flynn was cooperating with former Pres. Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. In fact, it is Flynn who NPR meant.
The June 16 correction reads:
“A previous version of this post erroneously referred to Flynn cooperating with Manafort. It should have referred to Flynn cooperating with Mueller.”
3. The UK Sun used the photo of the wrong man in a story about a person accused of manslaughter.
The June 26 correction:
“An article on 23 February reported on the charging of a football fan following alleged manslaughter but used a picture of Kevin Pitts rather than of the accused.
“The picture was used in error and we confirm Kevin Pitts had nothing to do with this incident or criminal allegations.
“We apologise to Mr Pitts for the distress.”