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1. How long was Richard Nixon president?

The New York Times reported that Richard Nixon was president for 30 years in the graphic novel “Watchmen.” The Oct. 20 correction:

“An article on Page 14 about a new adaptation of the graphic novel “Watchmen” misstates how long Richard Nixon was president in the book. It was 17 years, not 30.”

2. Well this is a bad misquote. The New York Times quoted Bishop Walter Thomas about the death of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. But, while Thomas said Cummings had his “own inimitable way” the Times reported he said “inimical.,” which means unfriendly or hostile. Inimitable, however has a positive connotation for unable to be imitated.

The Oct. 18 New York Times correction reads:

“An article on Friday about mourning in Baltimore over the death of Representative Elijah E. Cummings misquoted Bishop Walter Thomas, the pastor of New Psalmist Baptist Church. He said Mr. Cummings touched lives all over the world “in his own inimitable way,” not “in his own inimical way.”

3. Another wrong photo

The Daily Mail published the wrong photo of a man who was arrested. In an Oct. 18 correction, the Mail wrote:

“On 11 July 2019, we published an article about the arrest of Eidan Havas, a solicitor who had previously acted for Salim Mehajer. 

“In that story, due to an error, we published a photograph of another person at the commencement of the article and stated that the person shown was Mr Havas.  In fact, that other person was not Mr Havas. 

“The Daily Mail apologises to the other person for the error and for any hurt or embarrassment suffered.” 

4. The New York Times reported that Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay presidential candidate, but he isn’t. BuzzFeed reported earlier this year on Fred Karger, who ran in 2012 as a Republican hopeful and says he is the first openly gay candidate.

The Oct. 18 correction reads:

“An article on Oct. 11 about the Equality Town Hall, a forum focusing on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, referred incorrectly to Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., as the first openly gay candidate for president. He is the first top-tier candidate for president who is openly gay.”

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