New York Times Issues Silliest Correction Ever

Apparently, militants like fruity drinks
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2012 2:39 PM CDT
New York Times Issues Silliest Correction Ever
Is this the drink of choice for Libyan militants?   (Shutterstock)

The elite journalists at the New York Times want to make sure they get it right every time—even when it comes to, say, an alleged militant's taste in fruity beverages. The Times ran a surreal interview this morning with Ahmed Abu Khattala, who officials suspect helped lead the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. In its original report, the Times said Khattala had "spent two leisurely hours on Thursday evening at a crowded luxury hotel, sipping mango juice on a patio."

But it has since issued a very important correction, spotted by New York Magazine: "It was a strawberry frappe, not mango juice, which is what he had ordered," the editors shamefacedly admit. Really, we feel bad for the wait staff at this hotel. You screw up one drink order, and suddenly it's in the New York Times. (More New York Times stories.)

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