iMediaEthics latest correction round-up includes Moses and millenials.
Moses did not bring water from Iraq.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Moses got water from Iraq, when in fact “he said the water was brought from a rock.”
The March 28 correction reads:
“An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated Benjamin Netanyahu said Moses brought water from Iraq. He said the water was brought from a rock. (March 28)”
Hat Tip: Amy Spiro
Millennials to Snake People?
The New York Times corrected an article after a browser plug-in automatically changed text without editors noticing. The plug-in, titled “Millennials to Snake People,” changed “the Great Recession” to “the Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks.”
The Times‘ March 7 correction reads:
“Correction:“Because of an editing error involving a satirical text-swapping web browser extension, an earlier version of this article misquoted a passage from an article by the Times reporter Jim Tankersley. The sentence referred to America’s narrowing trade deficit during “the Great Recession,” not during “the Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks.” (Pro tip: Disable your “Millennials to Snake People” extension when copying and pasting.)”
Hat Tip: Shira Ovide
Lotto ticket only worth $600?
NPR forgot the key word million in a report on the Powerball winner.
A March 7 correction reads:
A previous version of this story incorrectly gave the amount of the prize as $559.7. The correct amount is $559.7 million.