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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 #30245 closed:unresolved
Claims Apple announced iOS 5 release in July

Story says Apple announced iOS 5 would be released in July, but in fact, it's Max OS X Lion that will be released this month, while iOS 5 announced release is "this fall". 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

Bug #30147 closed:unresolved
CIA was not "certain" about Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad

Describing the intelligence trail and runup to the U.S. military raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, John Yoo wrote that "the CIA became certain that the al Qaeda leader was hiding inside." That's inaccurate. Many news outlets have reported that the U.S. had circumstantial evidence of bin Laden's... Read more

Bug #29945 closed:corrected
Bill Keller error on O'Keefe-NPR sting

Keller writes that James O'Keefe's activities have included "most recently posing as a potential donor and entrapping a foolish NPR executive." O'Keefe masterminded this sting, but he did not pose as a potential donor; two associates of his did. Read more

Bug #27790 closed:unresolved
WSJ seems to invent story about an Obama shakeup

The headline and premise of this story are completely unsupported. The story contains zero evidence of "high-level Democrats calling for President Barack Obama to remake his inner circle or even fire top advisers" despite making that claim in the opening paragraph. Instead what follows is a... Read more

Bug #27767 closed:unresolved
Magazine article allegedly defames Papua New Guinea tribal members

A story by the prize-winning author Professor Jared Diamond drawing a conclusion regarding the universal nature of revenge in human societies is denied by its sources, who filed a $10M defamation lawsuit. Read more

Bug #7722 closed:withdrawn
NYT Misstates Diaspora's Crowdfunding by Factor of 10

Diaspora, an open-source project to create a federated system for social networking, raised just over $200,000 through Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform. Rosen stated the project raised $20,000. Read more