"An article last Thursday about luxury candles misstated the price of the Ernesto candle by Cire Trudon. It is $85 for the classic size, not $65."
"A music review on Friday about 'Era la Notte,' a dramatic staging of four 17th-century Italian vocal works at the Rose Theater in Manhattan, referred incorrectly to the narrative part in one piece, 'Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda' by Monteverdi. The lines are delivered by an unnamed narrator — not by a character named Testo, which is the Italian word for text."
"Because of an editing error, an article on Oct. 12 about the increasing isolation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, especially when it comes to his insistence that Iran completely halt its uranium enrichment program and that there be no halt to the economic sanctions against Iran, described incorrectly the criticisms that many Israelis have voiced about Mr. Netanyahu’s wife, Sara. While her purported temper has been widely faulted, her child-rearing methods have not."
"The City Room column on Oct. 1, about the New York Yankees logo, overstated what is known about the logo’s origins, based on information from the ball club’s Web site. While the logo was designed by Tiffany & Co., the designer is unknown; it was not necessarily Louis Tiffany. The column also misstated Mr. Tiffany’s middle initial. He was Louis C., not Louis B. And the column, using information from the Police Department, erroneously attributed a distinction to John McDowell, a New York City police patrolman who was shot in the line of duty in 1877 and honored with a medallion containing what would later become [...]
"A previous version of this story incorrectly quoted Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston saying 'anyone with nipples' instead of 'anyone with a pulse.'" —In this case, the Internet is right, it IS a pretty great correction. Here's how it read originally: "Instead of cursing his luck and taking a nap, however, Houston started coding a version of what would become Dropbox’s signature folder, the portal to an app that magically holds and syncs the same files on every computer and mobile device where you install it. He soon saw that what he was making had the potential to be useful to everyone. [...]
"An article last Sunday about the documentary maker Morgan Spurlock, who has a new film out on the boy band One Direction, misstated the subject of his 2012 movie 'Mansome.' It is about male grooming, not Charles Manson."
"A picture caption on Thursday for a special report about Americans’ relationship with guns referred incorrectly to the gun that an 8-year-old boy used to kill his first turkey. It was a 20-gauge shotgun, not a .20-gauge."
"An article of 18 June (‘Operation death: the doctor who faked his results’) reported that Dr Edward Erin, who was previously convicted of trying to poison his lover to induce a miscarriage, had been further convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice after asking a former cellmate to kill his ex-mistress and her child. We would like to clarify that, while that claim was made by the former cellmate, the conviction was based on Erin’s attempt to undermine the original case against him vis-à-vis the poisoning charge."
"A picture caption on Saturday with an article about the use of Citi Bikes as part of New York City weddings rendered the name of a bride incorrectly. She is Tuesday Addison-Sampson, not Addison Sampson."
"An article last Sunday about the 3-Legged Dog theater company, which has overcome many problems because of its technological innovations, gave an incorrect amount from the company for its annual budget. It is $3.5 million, not $2.5 million. The article also misstated part of Aaron Louis’s title when he was with the company. He was producing director, not managing director. The article also misstated the Joyce Theater’s role in the dance-performance piece 'Deepest Man,' by James Scruggs. The Joyce is not a producer on the piece, though it is scheduled to run there in May. In addition, the article quoted incorrectly from comments by Kevin Cunningham, 3-Legged Dog’s executive artistic [...]
"Ray Charles was once a guest at New York's Carlyle hotel and was prepared an off-menu steak by the staff at 3 a.m. An article on the hotel in the September issue of WSJ. Magazine incorrectly said it was Stevie Wonder."
"A headline for a report in The Week column on Tuesday about Kepler-78b, a planet discovered 700 light-years from Earth, misstated the period of time covered by a single rotation of a planet around its sun. Because Kepler-78b orbits its sun in a little over eight hours, it has an eight-hour year, not an eight-hour day."
"An article on Monday about a recall election facing Colorado lawmakers who supported gun-control legislation referred incorrectly to one of the Republican challengers expected to face John Morse, the State Senate president, on the ballot. The candidate, Bernie Herpin, is a former city councilman, not an author of erotic novels. (Jaxine Bubis, a novelist turned politician, has dropped out of the race.)"
"Because of an editing error, an article on Nov. 5 about a study of antibiotic-resistant E. coli bacteria found on samples of chicken sold in the New York area misstated one of its findings. The researchers reported that nearly twice as much of the bacteria was found on the kosher chicken as on conventionally raised birds, not that twice as many of the kosher samples tested positive for the bacteria."
"An earlier version of this post contained a quotation attributed to Lenin ('Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state') that has been widely disputed. And it included a quotation attributed to Churchill ('Control your citizens’ health care and you control your citizens') that the Journal has been unable to confirm. Also, the cover of a Maclean’s magazine issue in 2008 showed a picture of a dog on an examining table with the headline 'Your Dog Can Get Better Health Care Than You.' An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the photo showed and [...]
"An obituary on Sept. 20 about Hiroshi Yamauchi, the longtime president of Nintendo, included a quotation from a 1988 New York Times article that inaccurately described the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. 2. The brothers Mario and Luigi, who appear in this and other Nintendo games, are plumbers, not janitors."
In late July, we ran a piece looking at a website called Elite Daily. Around the office, we'd been calling the story "Who Is Eddie Cuffin?" That's because one thing that had captivated our attention was the bylines of Elite Daily's writers, which, the more we looked, turned out not to be real people. So Eddie Cuffin is not "the most interesting man in the office," as per his Elite Daily bio, because he does not exist.
The more we looked, the more we disliked the site. We talked about this in the piece, and that whole fake writer thing, and that the site itself glamorized a grotesque version [...]
"A picture caption last Sunday with an article about Hollywood’s yearning to turn more movies into Broadway hits misstated the given name of the actor who played the title role in a German theatrical production of 'Rocky.' He is Drew Sarich — not Darsteller Drew Sarich. ('Darsteller' is the German word for actor.)"