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Greatest newspaper correction EVER - but where's it from?

So there's this newspaper correction I first came across about 40 years ago and have had memorised ever since. It reads like this: "Instead of being arrested yesterday as we stated for kicking his wife down a flight of stairs and hurling a lighted kerosene lamp after her, Revd. James P. Wellman died unmarried four years ago." I've seen it quoted dozens of times since - most recently in July last year - but never with any attribution telling us which paper it appeared in or when. Earlier this month, I decided to find out. (Twitter thread.) (Threadreader) [more inside]
posted by Paul Slade on Apr 22, 2023 - 11 comments

Classified Humanity

random bits from the past via Seattle newspapers (1900-1984), mainly helmed by crasspastor and myself. Not all the content relates to Seattle, but it is all content that a Seattle resident would have been exposed to. A mashing together of eras and topics (with the occasional commentary), generally leaning more towards the forgotten/"trivial" and less towards the obvious moments of history. [more inside]
posted by gluechunk on Nov 1, 2011 - 0 comments

Whoever Said Newspapers Can Never Return To Their Glory Days Never Joined A Korean Cult

I'm a media writer for the Washington City Paper. Recently the storied Washington Times, which has burned through $3 billion in mysterious Unification Church-sourced funding over the past 28 years fighting what it saw as prevailing liberal news bias, shaping the landscape of the right wing media long before Rupert Murdoch even got here, and imparting a less-than-deserved sense of respectability upon the crazy Korean cult leader who founded it, was sold. This is an epic story of flower-selling, mass weddings, completely insane sex rituals, swashbuckling Cold Warriors, white supremacists and neo-segregationists, Barney Frank & Vince Foster, closeted gay Republicans and where the money goes when you order from a sushi restaurant…
posted by evabraunstein on Nov 15, 2010 - 1 comment

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