Anyone with an interest in journalism should spend a few minutes checking out Craig Silverman’s excellent “Regret the Error Best of 2008”
All the top cockups, apologies and corrections from newspapers around the world are included.
My favourite correction is from the Daily Mail:
In articles published on 23 and 26 May 2008, we gave the impression that Mr Gest had contracted a sexually transmitted infection and alleged that he had Liza Minnelli’s dog killed without her knowledge.
This was wrong. David Gest has never had a sexually transmitted infection and did not have Ms Minnelli’s dog killed.
We apologise to Mr Gest for any embarrassment caused.
Top pictures include the newspaper which misspelt it’s own name, and this brilliant screenshot of a website which automatically screens for the word ‘gay’ and replaces it with ‘homosexual’.
(Hattip to Dave Lee)