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It was bound to happen eventually/great WaPo correction

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Steak Snabler, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Apologize if it's a d_b:


    EDIT: To add originally story. Appears it was a style error, rather than an incorrect reference:

  2. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    I was just about to come and post this. Simply awesome.
  3. rpmmutant

    rpmmutant Member

    Someone needs to alert Fake AP Stylebook. That is hilarious, especially since the song was released in 1989.
  4. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I call a cab 'cause a cab will come quicker
    The doctors huddle up and call a flea flicker
    The reason that I say that 'cause they
    Flick you off like fleas
    They be laughin' at ya while you're crawlin' on your knees
  5. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Still not as good as the New York Times making the error we all figured a lesser paper would inevitably make:
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Another correction by the WaPo:

    The 1979 song "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang did not refer to those who packaged Christmas presents.
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