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Bug #30382 closed:corrected

NYT calls the Bay Citizen the "Bay Observer"

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This bug appeared in a news report published by New York Times on Nov 6, 2011 by Erik Eckholm. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Simple Factual Error

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 currency in recent weeks as evidence surfaced, in The Bay Observer and The Chronicle, that independent groups were helping Chinese-American voters fill out absentee ballots for Mr. Lee and collecting them, and that a property manager had promised to repay employees who donated $500 each to the Lee campaign."

Response

Mark Follman has not contacted New York Times

Bug History

Nov 06, 2011 7:28 pm Open Mark Follman
Nov 07, 2011 8:20 am Open: Under Discussion Mark Follman
Nov 07, 2011 8:20 am Closed: Corrected Mark Follman

Discussion Leave a comment

I alerted an editor at the Bay Citizen and the article has since been corrected.

Nov 07, 2011 8:20 am