Mistakes are funny. Mistakes made by reputable newspapers, news agencies, and television news programs are even funnier. You know those "We regret the error" messages you see sometimes in newspapers? Here are some of my faves of 2007. Click here to read more.
- CNN and the New York Post call Barack Obama . . . you guessed it — Osama.
- The Houston Chronicle writes about Anna Nicole Smith's' early days: "When Redding, a longtime scout for Playboy, discovered Smith, the model could barely right a sentence.”
- The Mirror UK has to apologize for saying that English-singer Bryan Ferry was "singing the praises of the Nazis" when he was in fact discussing contemporary German art and architecture in the Nazi era.
- A 13-year-old Finnish boy noticed that a photo from the film Titanic was being used as an image for a news story about a Russian voyage to the arctic. This is after Reuters and other reputable news agencies picked it up from a Russian television station without verifying it.
- Reuters calls the Muttahida Quami Movement (one of the largest political parties in Pakistan) the “Muttonhead Quail Movement.” Hey, it's close!
- The New York Daily News writes that Richard Marino, the subject of a YouTube video, was sorry for an incident at a Brooklyn post office. Well, guess what? Marino was not sorry, so the paper had to regret that he didn't regret anything.