It is an embarrassing part of newspaper life.
But the New York Times took “for the record” writing to the extreme yesterday when they printed a correction for a story that appeared in their paper 136 years ago.
The correction is for the name of a police officer who was shot dead during a Saloon burglary.
His name was McDowell.
According to their website, the error was noticed while researching a correction to a recent article about the history of the New York Yankees logo.
I guess the editor sending a snotty note to the offending journo is going to be challenging.