Time’s marathon correction, and a far worse one from The People

Andy McSmith

While an article in the current Time magazine about elitism in Oxford and Cambridge universities has caused a stir by having one of the longest corrections in modern publishing – a 540 word correction to an article less than 1,500 words long – the much shorter ‘correction and clarification’ on page 2 of The People yesterday was vastly more damning.

It read: “On September 16, we published an article headed ‘I’ve had Moore women than James Bond’ which claimed that Sir Roger Moore had recently spoken exclusively to the Sunday People and made comments to our journalist about his private life. We now accept that Sir Roger Moore did not give an interview to our reporter….”

What a snivelling verb to use in this context -”accept”

  • maqman

    The People obviously need more control of their content, which is the editor’s responsibility. However the primarily responsibility rests with the writer, who should find another line of work, voluntarily or otherwise.

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