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JT Cassidy

An old man with a rolled up newspaper and a bad attitude.

JT Cassidy's Website: http://timesmistaken.blogspot.jp/

JT Cassidy has reported 99 bugs

Bug #40147 open
Faulty Clockwork

A September 9th wire story, ("Plans for Tokyo Olympics marred by stadium mess, logo fuss") comparing Japan's preparations for its 1964 and 2020 Olympics says: "Ultimately, it all went more or less like clockwork. Today, 56 years on, Japan’s image is on the line." My clock may be off but I... Read more

Bug #40144 open:under discussion
Who's Counting?

A September 9th wire story, ("Tokyo Olympics plans stumble on stadium fiasco, logo fuss") comparing Japan's preparations for its 1964 and 2020 Olympics says: "Today, 56 years on, Japan's image is on the line." The problem with that staement is that it has only been 51 years since 1964, but who's... Read more

Bug #40132 open:responded to
The Future is Now

A wire story, (Plans for Tokyo Olympics Marred by Stadium Mess, Logo Fuss*) published on September 9, 2015, comparing preparations for the 1964 and 2020 Tokyo Olympics states: "Today, 56 years on, Japan's image is on the line" but it has only been 51 years since 1964. Unless the future is now. Read more

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Bug #40025 closed:withdrawn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 #40021 closed:corrected
Picture This

(Warning: Linked content contains graphic images) A Mideast war correspondent notes via his Twitter account how a Daily Mail story tries to pass off an old photo as new.   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 #39930 open:under discussion
Old News Is Not News

On March 28 The Japan Times published a Bloomberg View article by Ramesh Ponnurru entitled, "Starbucks urges baristas to talk about race," adding to the chorus of criticism directed at Starbucks "Race Together" campaign. The problem is Starbucks quit its Race Together initiative a full six days... 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 #39895 closed:corrected
Racist Rant in Black and White

In a recent Japan Times commentary entitled, "Kick out the touts who rule Roppongi," Gregory Cark pens a tale of his experience walking through Tokyo's untamed Roppongi district. In the second paragraph Clarke bemoans the fact that "little has been done about the blight of the mostly African touts... 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 #39883 open
Headline Dead Wrong

On October 15, 2005 The Japan Times got it dead wrong when one of its headlines announced, “Trio who murdered four as minors sent to gallows.” I don’t know where the three convicted felons are now but a story that ran in the Mainichi Shimbun (“Daily News”) and... Read more

Bug #39881 open:under discussion
A Little Bird Told Me

The caption for a photo accompanying a story published in The Japan Times ("'White van' man tweet hits a nerve in class obsessed Britain") reads, "Labour party lawmaker Emily Thornberry resigned within 7 hours of uploading this photograph on Twitter. " The problem is that it doesn't seem to be the... 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

Bug #39877 closed:corrected
Punctuation Matters

A November 21 Japan Times headline reads "Japanese wives' secret savings triple husbands" - I guess this means money can buy love. Unless somebody just forgot to hang an apostrophe at the end of "husbands," then I guess it's just about the money. Read more

Bug #39875 open:under discussion
"Child" Missing

When people opened their New York Times this November 11, they might have read an article under a headline that said,“Palestinian Shot by Israeli Troops at Gaza Border.” Then again maybe they didn’t, and for all the wrong reasons.  Writing in the Fairness and Accuracy in... Read more

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