What is Easter? Butterflies or Bees? And Other Corrections

Butterflies (Credit: Wikipedia/Ironman11

iMediaEthics’ latest round-up of noteworthy or amusing corrections starts below:

What is Easter?

On Good Friday, March 30, NPR botched a description of Easter, calling it, “Easter — the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all, but rather arose into heaven — is on Sunday.”  Public editor Elizabeth Jensen looked at the mistake and what went wrong in a recent column.

The March 30 correction:

“An earlier version of this post incorrectly described Easter as “the day celebrating the idea that Jesus did not die and go to hell or purgatory or anywhere at all, but rather arose into heaven.”

 

New York Times calls Palestinian payments far-right conspiracy

The New York Times listed, as an example of a conspiracy theory, a story about Palestinians paying pensions for terrorist families. The Times had to correct, the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple wrote, detailing the mistake.

The Times‘ April 23 correction reads:

An earlier version of this article erroneously included a reference to Palestinian actions as an example of the sort of far-right conspiracy stories that have plagued Facebook. In fact,

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