Posts Tagged: Corrections

Thing For Rich People Confusing

"The Wealth Matters column on Saturday, about a series of complex trusts that can be used to shelter assets from taxes, misidentified one of the trusts being discussed. The trust for the charitably minded that is similar to a grantor-retrained annuity trust, or Grat, is called a Crat, or charitable remainder annuity trust — not a Clat, which stands for charitable lead annuity trust and functions differently."


Don't Worry About The Coming War With Goats

"We would like to clarify that the quote 'I have become increasingly convinced that we are heading for a disastrous confrontation and that the 21st century will be remembered for a terrible war between mankind and goats' was a reader question and not a response from Mr Robinson. The next paragraph, 'People often underestimate how dangerous a goat can be – I personally know six people who have become severely injured by goats, and the annual death toll racked up by goats is over 2,000,000', is also a reader question and not a response from Mr Robinson. The Argus is happy to correct [...]


Pistachio Tie Error Corrected

"An article on Friday about Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi, a Saudi detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, using information from a military spokesman, misidentified the source of the pistachio-colored tie that Mr. Darbi wore at the court hearing in which he pleaded guilty to terrorism-related offenses involving a 2002 attack by Al Qaeda on a French-flagged oil tanker off the coast of Yemen. It was given to him by his civilian lawyer, Ramzi Kassem; Mr. Darbi did not select it from a bag of ties made available to detainees for such hearings."


I Don't Know What To Believe About Olive Oil Anymore

"A graphic last Sunday about adulterated olive oil sold as 'extra virgin' contained several errors. Olives that are used in substandard oil are typically milled days, weeks or even months after being picked — not 'within hours.' The graphic conflated two dubious practices that can be found in parts of the olive oil industry. Some unscrupulous producers mix olive oil with soybean or other cheap oils, while others mix vegetable oils with beta carotene and chlorophyll to produce fake olive oil; the two practices are not always combined. Olive oil bottled in Italy and sold in the United States may be labeled 'packed in [...]


Moment Teachable

"An article on Thursday about a settlement between the asset management company BlackRock and the New York attorney general in which BlackRock agreed to stop surveying Wall Street analysts to get advance clues about their views on companies misstated, in some copies, the way in which BlackRock used the information it gathered. The information was fed into trading algorithms, not into logarithms. (An algorithm is a computer science term for a procedure to calculate an answer; a logarithm is a mathematical operation that simplifies certain complicated multiplication and division calculations.)"


Little Boy Did Not Have Little Gun

"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."


Poisoning Charge Vis-A-Vis'd

"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."


Recipient Of Tender Humanization Misidentified

"A dance review on Saturday about the choreographer Beth Gill’s 'New Work for the Desert,' at New York Live Arts in Manhattan, misidentified one of the dancers tenderly humanized at the end of the piece. She is Heather Lang, not Christiana Axelsen, who also performed."


161 Years Later, A Correction Appended

"An article on Jan. 20, 1853, recounting the story of Solomon Northup, whose memoir '12 Years a Slave' became a movie 160 years later that won the best picture Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night, misspelled his surname as Northrop. And the headline misspelled it as Northrup. The errors came to light on Monday after a Twitter user pointed out the article in The Times archives. (The errors notwithstanding, The Times described the article as'a more complete and authentic record than has yet appeared.')"


Here's Why Your Dad Will Be Asking You About 2 Chainz This Weekend

"Philadelphia Eagles football player Brent Celek has 2 Chainz on his music playlist. A What's Your Workout? column in Tuesday's Personal Journal incorrectly said Two Chairs is on the list."


Latin Is A Dead Language Anyway

"An article last Thursday about a couple’s 704-square-foot home referred incorrectly to the organisms found on the roof. They are plants, which makes them flora, not fauna."


Screwed Up

"An earlier version of this article misstated the name of a movie Mr. Goldstein starred in. It is 'Al Goldstein & Ron Jeremy Are Screwed,' not 'Al Goldstein & Ron Jeremy Get Screwed.'"


No Matter How You Slice It, Chicken Covered In Doody

"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."


Wacky Piece Has Wacky Corrections

"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 [...]


What A Wonderful World Of Whimsy We Live In

"An article last Thursday about homeowners who decorate their houses based on the films of the director Wes Anderson misspelled the given name of a woman who organized a birthday party for her husband based on Mr. Anderson’s movies. She is Alix Bannon, not Alex. The article also misstated her age; she is 30, not 31."


Lightning Strikes

"An obituary on Tuesday about Harold Ramis, the director, writer and actor, described incorrectly a scene from the movie 'Caddyshack,' which he directed. In it, a clergyman is struck by lightning when he curses after missing a putt during the best golf game of his life, not when he thanks God."


Clinton Donor Does Not Own Weather Sweatshop

"Because of an editing error, an article on Thursday about the Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, a wealthy backer of Hillary Rodham Clinton, misstated the type of factory that was visited by Geoffrey R. Pyatt, the ambassador to Ukraine. It is a metallurgical mill, not a meteorological mill."


Bill de Blasio Not THAT Cheap

"An article last Thursday about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preference for New York designers referred incorrectly to the blue Corneliani suit that he bought at Rothmans in the spring of 2013 during his mayoral campaign. Mr. de Blasio wore it at his inauguration, but not on primary and election nights."


Candle Price Point Even Stupider Than Previously Reported

"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."


Correction Postmodern

"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."