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Now this is a correction

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by dixiehack, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Offered without comment.

    http://www.regrettheerror.com/2010/07/26/contender-for-apology-of-the-year/

     
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I hope Rockstar took the charity money and donated it to Wish Upon a Hooker Killed in a Video Game.
     
  3. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    I went to the site. Who wrote the original story?
     
  4. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    The Daily Star, a British tab.

    Rothbury is a reference to a town in Britain where an ex-con initiated an armed standoff in which his ex-girlfriend and a cop were critically injured and his ex's new boyfriend was murdered. He then went on the run, committed an armed robbery of a fish-and-chips shop and eventually shot himself.
     
  5. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Aside from those errors, we stand behind the factual accuracy of our story. ;D
     
  6. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Thanks.
     
  7. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    But did he Yelp about his dining experience?
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's great. Wonder if they were duped, believed some chatter on the Internet or a staffer made the whole thing up.
     
  9. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    It would have been a much shorter correction had they taken the Vincent Gambini approach and just said "That entire story is bullshit. Thank you."
     
  10. I can understand how they were fooled. Of course a massively popular video game developer would choose to develop a game based on an obscure event that nobody in its largest markets would have ever heard of, especially given that the series has never used a real world location before. It's such an easy mistake to make and makes perfect sense.

    They probably just found someone's humorous photoshop portraying the event as a GTA game and ran with it.
     
  11. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Can't you just hear someone at Rockstar Games saying, "Dammit! Wish we'd thought of that!"
     
  12. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

    In other news, the fan-favorite player from my alma matter is on the newest EA NCAA football game. I know because I saw the game cover on the internet.
     
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