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Bug #40035 closed:corrected
Half Right

A blog post on the Media Matters for America website criticizes Newsweek for failing to disclose the energy industry ties of an op-ed author, Randy Simmons, who penned an article railing against wind power. The Media Matters post notes:  “…Simmons isn't just any professor of... Read more

Bug #40027 open:under discussion
Correction Half Right

Yesterday Newsweek added a correction to an op-ed railing against wind power that read:  "The author of this piece, Randy Simmons, is the Charles G. Koch professor of political economy at Utah State University. He's also a senior fellow at the Koch-... Read more

Bug #40025 closed:withdrawn
Correction Half Right

Yesterday    "The author of this piece, Randy Simmons, is the Charles G. Koch professor of political economy at Utah State University. He's also a senior fellow at the Koch- and ExxonMobil-funded Property and Environment Research Center. These... Read more

Bug #40023 closed:corrected
Better Late Than Never

A Japan Times article aimed at, as its title suggests, "Making your U.S. tax filing from Japan that little bit less … taxing," states:  "The statutory deadline for 2014 for those of us living overseas is June 15, 2015. Americans have it engraved in our minds that it should be April 15.... Read more

Bug #40021 closed:corrected
Picture This

(Warning: Linked content contains graphic images) A Mideast war correspondent notes via his Twitter account how a Daily Mail story tries to pass off an old photo as new.   Read more

Bug #40005 open:under discussion
Fooling with Facts

In an April 6 blog post, Media Matters for America takes aim at apparent holes in a Motley Fool article posted on the USA Today website, noting:  "The multimedia financial services company The Motley Fool criticized ethanol for allegedly relying on government subsidies -- despite the fact... Read more

Bug #39936 closed:corrected
All a Small Joke

Based on erroneous reports circulating in the British media, Circa has stated that “Sacha Baron Cohen will write, direct and star as Freddie Mercury in a coming biopic about the classic rock band, Queen.” The March 28 Telegraph article from which the Circa story is partly sourced... Read more

Bug #39930 open:under discussion
Old News Is Not News

On March 28 The Japan Times published a Bloomberg View article by Ramesh Ponnurru entitled, "Starbucks urges baristas to talk about race," adding to the chorus of criticism directed at Starbucks "Race Together" campaign. The problem is Starbucks quit its Race Together initiative a full six days... Read more

Bug #39923 closed:corrected
Tempest in a Teapot

Citing a now debunked New York Times article, Food Safety Magazine reports, “A sample of powdered tea imported from the Japanese prefecture of Chiba, just southeast of Tokyo, had 9.3 times the legal maximum level of radioactive cesium 137 allowed in food…”  The erroneous... Read more

Bug #39895 closed:corrected
Racist Rant in Black and White

In a recent Japan Times commentary entitled, "Kick out the touts who rule Roppongi," Gregory Cark pens a tale of his experience walking through Tokyo's untamed Roppongi district. In the second paragraph Clarke bemoans the fact that "little has been done about the blight of the mostly African touts... Read more