Famed New York Yankees baseball catcher Yogi Berra died.
But the Associated Press’ initial report on Berra’s death made a boo boo, by saying that Yogi Bear died, according to several re-publications of the wire story, which was sent out in the early hours of Sept. 23. Yogi Bear is of course a cartoon character.
A later AP story on Berra’s death, from 6:09 AM, fixes the error and notes: “He was a fan favorite, especially with children, and the cartoon character Yogi Bear was named after him.”
Boo Boo was the character’s side-kick.
See below the AP story on the Washington Post‘s website.
And the Las Vegas Sun‘s (caught by Mark Loundy):
And the Valley Dispatch:
iMediaEthics has written to the Associated Press to ask if it posted a correction on its wire.