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Era-Defining AP Correction: Robert Durst Is Not a Member of Limp Bizkit

In the greatest news correction since the Times had to be all "Actually Good Burger is only real in your hearts, America," the AP has issued a statement clarifying that accused murderer Robert Durst is not actually the same person as accused Limp Bizkit member Fred Durst. » 3/17/15 2:00pm 3/17/15 2:00pm

Rolling Stone Partially Retracts UVA Story Over 'Discrepancies'

Rolling Stone's managing editor Will Dana has issued a statement announcing that they have found "discrepancies" in the account of Jackie, the UVA student who was allegedly gang-raped at a frat party two years ago. Dana adds: "We have come to the conclusion that our trust in her was misplaced." At the same time, the … » 12/05/14 1:50pm 12/05/14 1:50pm

The New York Times Published Darren Wilson's Address [Update]

On Monday, The New York Times published a piece about Darren Wilson's marriage, also publishing his "home address". That last part was not actual news, but major news outlets are criticizing the publication for not apologizing the right way. » 11/27/14 1:30pm 11/27/14 1:30pm

Sarah Palin Is Not Signing With Al Jazeera, You Can Exhale Now

Earlier this morning, the Washington Post reported that hometown sweetheart/pitbull with lipstick Sarah Palin had, in an uncharacteristic move, signed a deal to be a correspondent on Al Jazeera America. The article even came with a quote from Palin herself: » 2/12/13 5:50pm 2/12/13 5:50pm

New York Times Issues Best Correction Ever

Foolish Gray Lady, Twilight Sparkle is the nervous intellectual. Next, you'll try to convince me that it's Clover who is the abrasive cynic instead of Lickety Split.
» 1/05/12 6:20pm 1/05/12 6:20pm

Celebrities! Why Clear Up Rumors For Free When You Can Pay $1,000?

The New York Times describes 56-year-old Sir David Tang as a "businessman, socialite and celebrity friend extraordinaire." He's best known for being the founder of ridiculously overpriced department store Shanghai Tang. Which makes him the perfect guy to create absurd new website ICorrect, where — for $1,000-a-year… » 3/28/11 3:06pm 3/28/11 3:06pm

Never Mind, Old Spice Is Actually Selling Like Beefcakes

Well, we all thought it seemed kind of strange when reports came out that the Old Spice campaign corresponded with a drop in sales. Turns out, we should have had more faith in Isaiah Mustafa! » 7/23/10 1:30pm 7/23/10 1:30pm

M.I.A. Slightly Vindicated By Times Correction

In an editor's note, the Times explains that writer Lynn Hirschberg squished two quotes together, and a statement M.I.A. said was not made as presented. No word on the dis track or truffle fries. [Observer, Earlier, Earlier] » 6/03/10 5:20pm 6/03/10 5:20pm

LL Cool J Will Not Be Meeting Sarah Palin

Yesterday we mentioned Sarah Palin's new gig hosting a series on Fox with celebrity guest LL Cool J, but according to his Twitter account, the rapper never signed on for an interview. "Fox lifted an old interview," he claims. [Politico] » 3/31/10 9:40am 3/31/10 9:40am

Beauty Myth: Scientist Says Women Not Necessarily Getting Better-Looking

Hey remember when that study said that women were getting "more beautiful" and everyone got excited or furious? Yeah, well, the actual researcher says that's not what his study found. » 8/12/09 7:00pm 8/12/09 7:00pm

Recessionistas Recant

Dating a Banker Anonymous was totally a joke, says (alleged) DABA Laney Crowell in today's Times. DABA's blog is "a satire that embellishes true experiences for effect." [NYT] » 2/25/09 9:30am 2/25/09 9:30am