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Bug #38132 closed:corrected

More Than an Association

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This bug appeared in a news report published by New York Times on Dec 11, 2012 by Mark Bittman. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Other

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 that they try to reduce contact with them."  When I clicked the hypertext link for the "American Association of Pediatrics" the organization name plastered across the top of the website homepage read the "American Academy of Pediatrics."

I also wonder if Bittman should have written "pesticides" instead of "pesticide" since he noted that the AAP recommended avoiding contact with them. The AAP used the word "pesticides" in its actual warning. 



JT Cassidy has contacted New York Times

Bug History

Feb 05, 2013 8:47 pm Open JT Cassidy
Feb 06, 2013 3:19 pm Closed: Corrected JT Cassidy
Feb 06, 2013 3:22 pm Open JT Cassidy
Feb 06, 2013 3:27 pm Open: Under Discussion JT Cassidy
Feb 06, 2013 3:28 pm Closed: Corrected JT Cassidy

Discussion Leave a comment


The paper corrected both errors right away (adding correction notices to the article etc.) and a deputy oped editor emailed me to notify me about the correction and thank me for informing The Times about the mistake.

Feb 06, 2013 3:27 pm