Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Ten days later, the NYT corrects

Tim Blair first blasted the Times on April 6th with this post titled "NYT Fact-Checkers Still on Strike". Finally, the Times fessed up:

Because of an editing error, an article on April 4 about the refugee population of the South Pacific island of Nauru, where Australia has been sending asylum seekers under a policy begun in 2001, misstated the reason the island's Afghan refugees fled their homeland. It was to escape Taliban persecution, not war. The article also referred incorrectly to the Tampa, a vessel that was prohibited from landing in Australia in August 2001 because it carried refugees. It was a Norwegian freighter that had rescued the refugees from a leaking boat; it was not itself leaking.

The paper of record, indeed.

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