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Clarifying, Or Detoxifying, the Record

An important correction in today’s edition of The Observer (The Guardian’s sister Sunday edition): Contrary to the impression given in “Assad is a war criminal, but an attack will do nothing for the people of Syria” (Comment, last week, page 34), white phosphorus, used by Israeli forces in Gaza in 2008, is not a chemical

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To Err is Human, But Are Corrections Divine?

To err is human, but newspaper corrections aren’t so divine. The biggest issue is that corrections don’t get the same prominence as the original articles. Posting corrections at the bottom of articles online afterwards is nice, but readers who see the original error aren’t likely to revisit the same article again. We read, make our

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If the NY Times Posts a Correction, Does It Make a Sound?

Perhaps someone at the NY Times was hung over from a Mayan apocalypse party. Less than a week after apologizing for saying that Israeli development in E1 would cut the West Bank in two, the New York Times repeated the mistake. In today’s staff editorial. The approvals follow an announcement late last month that Israel

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