iMediaEthics’ latest collection of amusing or noteworthy corrections include a Sen. Elizabeth Warren misquote, a mix-up of Luke Skywalker and Obi- Wan Kenobi, and more.
1. The New York Times misquoted Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently. about hope, courage and elections.
A Nov. 4 correction reads:
“An article on Saturday about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign in Iowa misquoted part of a speech she delivered there. She said, “Hope and courage wins elections,” not “Hope and courage do not win elections.”
2. Luke Skywalker or Obi-Wan Kenobi?
USA Today mixed up Star Wars characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker in a story about Southwest Airlines’ Halloween celebration. An Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine cache shows the article originally said Southwest CEO Gary Kelly dressed as Luke Skywalker when he dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The November correction:
“Travel: An earlier version of this article misidentified Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly’s costume, which is Obi-Wan Kenobi. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2019/10/31/southwest-airlines-halloween-free-drinks-decorations-costumes/4114213002/ https://www.usatoday.com/videos/travel/airline-news/2019/10/31/halloween-2019-southwest-ceo-gary-kelly-dresses-up-star-wars/4115006002/“
The Mail Online published some significant errors about athlete Emmanuel Eboue. On Oct. 31, the Mail corrected ad apologized:
“An article on 5 February last year reported on an interview that the former Arsenal forward Emmanuel Eboue gave to French TV in which he spoke about his ‘personal struggles’. We are happy to make clear that his ex-wife Aurelie Eboue did not abandon Mr Eboue leaving him financially destitute, she was not awarded all the couple’s assets following their divorce and has not refused him access to his children. We apologise if any contrary impression was given and for any distress or embarrassment caused to Aurelie. “
4. Name errors:
The Guardian posted several corrections of name errors recently. The Nov. 1 correction reads:
“• Errors in names have crept into some recent pieces. A report about Caffè Greco facing closure listed “Sophia Lauren” as a customer of Rome’s oldest cafe. The Italian actor Sophia Loren was meant (Drinking in history, 19 October, page 4). Joanna Scanlon’s character in The Accident was called Angela, not Anna as a review of the TV drama said (25 October, page 18, G2). And a Weatherwatch column gave the last name of Michael Peterson, of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as “Petersen” (29 October, page 40).”