Ed Driscoll

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As spotted by James Taranto, this great moment in corrections appeared in Sunday’s New York Times:

An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that Ann Richards beat George Bush in 1990. She actually beat Clayton Williams that year. The article also incorrectly left the impression that Earl Weaver, the former Baltimore Orioles manager, is dead. The article also incorrectly stated that the Orioles won their division twice in the 1990s; they won the division in 1997, but they went to the playoffs and the American League Championship Series as the wildcard team in 1996.

As Taranto quips, “Other Than That, the Story Was Accurate.”