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Bug #38132 closed:corrected
More Than an Association

In his December 11, 2012 Opinionator column ("Pesticides: Now More Than Ever"), Mark Bittman writes, "I was impressed by a statement by the American Association of Pediatrics — not exactly a radical organization — warning parents of the dangers of pesticide and recommending... Read more

Bug #38068 closed:unresolved
Factual error about grid-tied solar panels being used as power backup after storms

Already have done a blog post summarizing it here: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/12/13/nyt-robert-f-kennedy-jr-and-david-crane-have-no-clue-about-how-grid-tied-solar-power-actually-works-with-the-grid/ In a nutshell, power companies require solar power systems to shut off when grid goes down... Read more

Bug #31236 closed:corrected
Gervais profile misstates name of Golden Globes organization

"Besides, Gervais said he had heard that the Hollywood Foreign Press Agency was deciding between his returning 'or no host at all.' 'So basically, I beat no one,' he said with a laugh." The name of the org is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. http://www.goldenglobes.org/ Read more

Bug #30382 closed:corrected
NYT calls the Bay Citizen the "Bay Observer"

The Times mistakenly identifies the Bay Citizen as the "Bay Observer." (Odd, not only because the Times partners with the Bay Citizen, but also because the link on "Bay Observer" in the piece leads to the Bay Citizen's pages.) "The portrayal of Mr. Lee as part of an old-guard machine gained some... Read more

Bug #30348 closed:unresolved
"He said, she said" in NYTimes/ClimateWire story on Gore's "24 hours" effort

A pure he-said-she-said story with no attempt to adjudicate: the article's second half is given over to PR executiveTom Harris, introduced as "executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition" (which Harris is permitted to describe: "...climate realists"); yet Harris has no climate... Read more

Bug #30315 closed:unresolved
Northern Ireland is another country

NY Times in print yesterday and still on the Web today reported that golfer Padraig Harrington is from Northern Ireland. He's for Ireland--grew up near Dublin. (Catch from Kelly Fincham at Hofstra U.) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/25/sports/golf/trying-to-recapture-glory-before-seasons-end.html Read more

Bug #30273 closed:unresolved
The first President Bush didn't sign 1993 Rio Treaty

Thomas Friedman wrote: "How could Republicans become so anti-environment, just when the country is going green? Historically speaking, 'Republicans can claim as much credit for America’s environmental leadership as Democrats,' noted Glenn Prickett, senior vice president at Conservation... Read more

Bug #30221 closed:unresolved
New York Times front-page article suggesting John Lindh "fought Americans"

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, the Times published a page-one article about Al Eman University in Sana, Yemen, where my son, John Lindh, was enrolled briefly in 1999, when he was 19 years of age (“At Yemen College, Scholarship and Jihadist Ideas”).  This article asserted... Read more

Bug #30220 closed:unresolved
NY Times article falsely linking John Lindh with "terrorism" and suggesting he "embraced extremism"

On Sunday, January 17, 2010, the Times published a feature article about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the young Nigerian accusesd of attempting to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day (“Lonely Trek to Radicalism for Terror Suspect”). The article cited John Lindh as a supposed... Read more

Bug #30179 closed:unresolved
Times' 2002 John Walker Lindh story cited terrorism link inaccurately

In 2002, John Walker Lindh pled guilty to fighting for the Taliban and was later sentenced to 20 years in prison. In its coverage of Lindh's guilty plea, the New York Times wrote, in a July 16, 2002 story by Neil Lewis: Mr. Lindh agreed to plead guilty to one of the 10 counts in the... Read more