Correction of the Month


From the Florida Times-Union:

While Times-Union reporters fanned out to polling places last Tuesday, the most interesting flub of Election Day happened on the newspaper's own front page.

A toll-free number to a non-partisan organization tracking the election turned out to be painfully wrong. Instead, the wrong number referred callers to a sex talk service.

"Of course, this never should have happened," the paper's ombudsman continues, "since the newsroom's policy is that all phone numbers should be called before publication." Insert punch line here.