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Newspaper correction of the year ...

... so far. I know it's still early in January, but this one—from the New York Times—is a beauty:

An earlier version of a map with this article reversed the locations of North and South Dakota.

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minnesattva
Jan. 5th, 2014 08:44 am (UTC)
My favorite is still when they had to say that they'd incorrectly referred to Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a Dickens character.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 5th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
Amazing. You and I both know he plays cornerback for the Vikings.
minnesattva
Jan. 6th, 2014 09:00 am (UTC)
Haha. It would be a great name for football, wouldn't it?
sahlah
Jan. 5th, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC)
Well done.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 5th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
At least they got the Carolinas right.
nodressrehersal
Jan. 5th, 2014 11:09 pm (UTC)
Oh my. There are a few states I might mix up if I had to label them on an unlabeled U.S. map, but I'm pretty sure, no matter where I put North and South Dakota, I'd know which one goes above the other.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 5th, 2014 11:16 pm (UTC)
Good thing there's no East Virginia.
behindpyramids
Jan. 7th, 2014 12:55 am (UTC)
omg, omg, NYTIMES.

I've been surprised tho about how shaky people on the coasts can be on Midwest geography.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 7th, 2014 03:30 am (UTC)
I committed some major journalistic screwups in my time—misspelling the word "literacy" in a headline, for instance—but I don't think I ever got compass points wrong.
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