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Bug #40078 closed:corrected
Shaken Not Stirred

Writing for Bloomberg Business, Gearoid Reidy reports that "an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck deep underground about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) off Japan..." His story notes that "the agency [i.e. the Japan Meteorological Agency] reported an earlier preliminary magnitude reading... Read more

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Bug #40025 closed:withdrawn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 #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 #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 #39888 open:under discussion
Inaccuracy - It's All the Rage

  In a recent New York Times’ Dealbook column (“Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Misplaced Rage at Obama’s Treasury Nominee”), Andrew Ross Sorkin takes issue with an article penned by Senator Elizabeth Warren for the Huffington Post. In her HuffPo commentary Warren... Read more

Bug #39879 closed:corrected
Guide Goes Wrong

A film fest guide published in the Japan Times places the location of the Tama Cinema Forum in Kanagawa Prefecture. It's a terrific guide but I think Tama is in Tokyo and it would probably be easier to find the Cinema Forum there rather than in Kanagawa Prefecture where it's probably not.  Read more