The Wildest Media Corrections Of 2020

"An earlier version of this post misstated the country Lizzo twerked in."


Correction: Tusken became embroiled in controversy after defending a fellow knitter in the community. A previous version of the post misidentified her as a friend
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Correction: An earlier version of this post misstated the country Lizzo twerked in
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The international implications that that has...


In a story on December 15, 2020, about the Mexican and Brazilian presidents congratulating U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, the Associated Press erroneously reported that Biden’s first name is Jose. His name is Joe
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"His name is Joe." We did it, José.


A previous version of this story included a less sensical version of Gelman’s comments about women feeling “seen” and “held”; a representative from the political consultancy firm SKDKnickerbocker got in touch with Jezebel to correct
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Correction: An earlier version of this review misidentified the McDonald's sandwich that was served to President Trump on a silver platter in "The Comey Rule." It was an Egg McMuffin, not a Filet-O-Fish
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Justice for the Filet-O-Fish!


Correction: An earlier version of this article described imprecisely what the actress Rachel Brosnahan saw at an afterparty. Ms. Brosnahan did not see trays of hors d’oeuvres being served at the party
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That's not what the crab cakes said!


Correction: An earlier verion of this article described incorrectly the former 'American Idol' contestant Clay Aiken; he was a Season 2 finalist, he did not win the competition
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Justice for Clay Aiken!


Correction: The given name of the actress who introduced the couple was misspelled. The given name of the wedding officiant was also misspelled. Also, the author of "Dracula" was incorrect. He is Bram Stoker, not Jane Austen
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must want to suck your blood."


Hey @wsj, the story on Buttigieg staff leaving due to lack of inclusivity went to press w a significant editorial note in it. May want to fix it stat!

@sairasameerararo / Twitter / Via Twitter: @sairasameerarao



We've deleted an earlier tweet and updated a sentence in our article that implied that only "some experts" view the ingestion of household disinfectants as dangerous. To be clear, there is no debate on the danger.

@nytimes / Twitter / Via Twitter: @nytimes



Correction: The images in the "Spot the difference" feature in the Sunday, April 26, editions were mistakenly the same image and not in fact different. The Baltimore Sun regrets the error
@NathanSRuiz / Twitter / Via Twitter: @NathanSRuiz

Well, there goes 12 hours I'll never get back.


Correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified today’s day as “Wednesday”. It is Tuesday. (But, honestly, what are “days” anymore?)
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It's still March, right?


Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled the surname of the writer in an introductory paragraph. He is the famous Tom Hanks, not Tom Hankso
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Never heard of him.


Screenshot of a lengthy correction, which includes omitting two voters' connections to Republican politics in Georgia, misstating one of their ages, and misstating the last year a Democratic presidential candidate won Georgia
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Can I log this one on my Goodreads profile?


Correction: Ayo Edebiri is not the showrunner of The Kominsky Method; a previous version of this post misstated her credits
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Note to self: Don’t take comedians’ Twitter bios at face value.


After a Times investigation found that a central figure in the "Caliphate" podcast is a fabulist, the paper is issuing a correction. Dean Baquet is sitting for an interview. And the main reporter, Rukmini Callimachi, is being reassigned.

@marcatracy / Twitter / Via Twitter: @marcatracy


A correction says "The original version of this piece misspelled BuzzFeed as Buzzfeed" with the former having a capitalized F and the latter a lowercased F
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If you make this mistake at BuzzFeed, the copydesk puts you on blast.

Thumbnail credits: Lizzo photo by Samir Hussein / WireImage; Earth satellite image by Planet Observer / Universal Images Group via Getty Images