8.18.2007

Regret the error?

An article in Slate talks about the low correction rates in newspapers.

I know we are all human and everyone makes mistakes. Even The New Yorker had this sentence in a story about Barry Bonds' record home run:

Bonds’s record dinger, in the fifth inning of a night game against the Washington Nationals at Petco Park, in San Francisco[...]

(To clarify, Petco Park is in San Diego; AT&T Park is in San Francisco.)

If you are really into newspaper corrections, click over to Regret the Error and read some of the amusing corrections that do make it into the papers.