Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Now If Only The LA Times Corrections Page Read Like This! X-Rated Corrections!

Maybe people would actually read the Times if they published corrections like these. I know I would!

This choice tidbit is from LAST years's best of the worst corrections on 'Regret The Error":

http://www.regrettheerror.com/2004/12/the_year_in_cru.html

Funniest Use of Corrections

The Stranger, Seattle's weekly paper, consistently runs the funniest corrections. Not because the mistakes are funny, but because they insist on using them as a means for self-flagellation. A few samples:

DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: Last week, we misspelled Kim Chi Bistro in our Chow section ["Authentic Korean on the Hill," Jan 16]. We regret the error. Our food editor is dumb.

Stranger music editor Jennifer Maerz regrets drinking [blank] and [blanking] on her coffee table in heels at a Christmas party, fracturing her [blank] and making it very difficult to [blank] for four to six weeks.

DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: In that same "Explain that Sore" article mentioned above, it was stated that a vaccine exists for Hepatitis C when, in fact, there isn't one. We regret the error, of course. Actually, we more than regret the error. We regret run-of-the-mill errors, but this error mortified us. The editor of The Stranger, Dan Savage, is a friggin' sex writer, after all. Why didn't he spot the error? Because he didn't READ THE PIECE! Can you believe it? Sean Nelson edited the Back to School Issue, and Savage figured he didn't even have to give it glance. God, what a dumb asshole.

And this year's 'Regret The Error' lowlights are at:

http://www.regrettheerror.com/2005/12/crunks_05_the_y.html

1 comment:

amyalkon said...

Imagine the LA Times with a sense of humor. I'd read it, too. Hell, maybe I'd even be in it.