Thursday, February 10, 2011

Paper of Record Admits Cows Aren't Falling From Planes

Good thing the New York Times employs an army of editors and layer upon layer of fact-checkers. Otherwise they'd wind up being bamboozled and reporting that cows are falling from the sky.

Oh, wait a minute.
A correction from Sunday's New York Times:

"An article on Jan. 16 about drilling for oil off the coast of Angola erroneously reported a story about cows falling from planes, as an example of risks in any engineering endeavor. No cows, smuggled or otherwise, ever fell from a plane into a Japanese fishing rig. The story is an urban legend."
For some reason it took about a month for them to even make the correction.

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