It’s Christmas! Let’s Rejoice In The Best Media Corrections, Retractions & Misreporting For 2016!

It’s Christmas! Let’s Rejoice In The Best Media Corrections, Retractions & Misreporting For 2016!

Who doesn’t occasionally balls things up? Get their facts and details completely wrong? For most of us we can quickly sweep our indiscretion under the carpet. But what happens when your mishap happens in a respected daily newspaper read by millions? Here we present 2016’s best media corrections, retractions and misreporting as judged by www.poynter.org. Enjoy!

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The Associated Press takes a bet both ways on France’s President Francoise Hollande seeking a second term

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B&T thinks this is important to be clarified

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This beauty from the Daily Beast

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There’s nothing worse than when you forget the punchline to a joke. As Buzzfeed discovered

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UK’s The Guardian can’t appear to find its local member

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At least this journalist had the dignity to concede their mistake

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Always acknowledge your sources

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As honest an apology as you’ll ever read

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Politics can be a baffling game, as this proves

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This one from The New York Times magazine proves many journalists struggle with maths

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The venerable The Times concedes on this one

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In all respect to the BBC, this would appear an easy mistake to make

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Hillary and Trump on the same team? Was never gonna happen

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Let’s hope Mrs Coles wasn’t reading

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With the detailed plots of many TV shows these days, this was bound to happen

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You go and write an obituary and then the wrong person dies

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Let’s be honest, few predicted Trump’s win

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Probably to most Financial Times readers that is poor

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The New York Times proves it’s all in the detail

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Those creative types can be a fussy lot. As The Irish Times discovered

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We think sometimes it’s best NOT to apologise

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The Guardian’s restaurant pages gets its geography wrong

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At least they fessed-up

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Clearly not an Obama fan

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While this Italian newspaper celebrated Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize with a photo of a Bob Dylan impersonator

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