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.
“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.”