The War on Errors

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It's a sad day in the news business when someone can devote a whole blog to mistakes reporters make. And as consolidation and layoffs continue in the media biz, it's likely we'll see a whole lot more of them. Regret the Error highlights some of the biggest mishaps, such as a headline in the Fresno Bee that incorrectly stated that soccer player Andrew Jude Thompson was found guilty of killing his father, when he was arrested on suspicion of murder. The site also has links to the Corrections pages of some local papers, including the Contra Costa Times , the San Francisco Chronicle , and Salon.com. In the interest of full disclosure, we're guilty of some mistakes, too, such as confusing a producer by the name of Jay-Z that worked with rapper Saafir, with the famous Jay-Z in our Nov. 22 issue. Want to see something really scary? Check out the blog's 2006 Plagiarism/Fabrication Round-Up.

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