Friday, December 19, 2014

A WORD That Keeps on Giving

In the interests of Constant Vigilance and the giving spirit of the season, The WORD sends a heads-up from St. Mumbles: Check out Poynter’s year-end list of the best news corrections of 2014.

Compiled by the indefatigable Craig Silverman, the exhaustive listing is a tribute to our ever-faster rush to judgment and publication. 

Do NOT read this column while drinking beverages you do not want in your keyboard. Such a rich trove: Ann Patchett weds her dog; cow farts and eagle poop; beers, dancing, whingers and wookiees. And dozens more. 

Recommended holiday reading. 

Editorial Comment: And a Happy Nude, er, New Year!
PeezPix by Ted Pease 
Trinidad Fishermen’s Memorial, Christmas Morning 2011 

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