April 15, 2004

THE TIMES, THEY ARE CORRECTING

The New York Times finally corrects its stupid Australian mistakes:

Because of an editing error, an article on April 4 about the refugee population of the South Pacific island of Nauru, where Australia has been sending asylum seekers under a policy begun in 2001, misstated the reason the island's Afghan refugees fled their homeland. It was to escape Taliban persecution, not war. The article also referred incorrectly to the Tampa, a vessel that was prohibited from landing in Australia in August 2001 because it carried refugees. It was a Norwegian freighter that had rescued the refugees from a leaking boat; it was not itself leaking.

Yet to be corrected by the NYT: lawyer Julian Burnside is in Melbourne, not Sydney.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 15, 2004 02:33 AM
Comments

So 'tis with Christians, Nature being weak,
While in this world, are liable to leak.

Wm. Balmford _The Seaman's Spiritual Companion_

Posted by: Ron Hardin at April 15, 2004 at 03:01 AM

"Yet to be corrected by the NYT: lawyer Julian Burnside is in Melbourne, not Sydney."

They could always move him from here to Sydney instead. Please move him to Sydney.

Posted by: Craig Mc at April 15, 2004 at 09:12 AM

"Yet to be corrected by the NYT: lawyer Julian Burnside is in Melbourne, not Sydney"

Let it go, Tim. He is not here in Perth, that's the important thing.

Posted by: James Hamilton at April 15, 2004 at 11:43 AM

The NYT ombudsman, I forget his name, does seem a nice fellow. Maybe he needs staff, or more staff. On the other hand they might stick him with a DNC-controlled cyborg so I donít know whether it would be wise to raise a hue & cry to give the ombudsman some staff.

Posted by: ForNow at April 15, 2004 at 02:13 PM

I also note that it still refers to itself as a NEWSpaper. That implies that it peddles something other than propaganda. Sloppy, very sloppy.

Posted by: fidens at April 15, 2004 at 02:35 PM