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It's Obama, Not Osama

obama_osama.jpgConfusing the Democratic presidential hopeful with the Saudi terrorist was just one of the noteworthy errors made in the press in 2007. Craig Silverman at Regret the Error has posted his list of top media mistakes of the year.
Some highlights:
"When Redding, a longtime scout for Playboy, discovered Smith, the model could barely right a sentence..."
-Houston Chronicle
We misspelled the word misspelled twice, as mispelled, in the Corrections and clarifications column on September 26, page 30.
-The Guardian
APOLOGY: In Friday's article on Liz Hurley's wedding it was wrongly stated that the actress is holding a pheasant shoot on the Sunday after the ceremony. Game shooting is of course illegal on Sundays and the pheasant season ended on Feb 1. We apologise for the error and accept that if any shooting is to be done it will be by the paparazzi, who have no season and do not observe the Sabbath.
-Daily Telegraph (UK)

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