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When Reporters Make News

To move a story along, one journalist files a complaint to the government, then writes about it. Plus: Salon can look at child porn, after all; "Big Bill" and other inventions from Norway; this Eddie Johnson did not molest that child; and other enlightening and entertaining media corrections.

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The Sun Also Rises on the Moon

China thinks Japan's flag is so pretty, it adopts the rising sun for its (slowly) rising space program. Plus: Naughty sources; Murtha's media comeuppance; ancient diamonds; and other enlightening and entertaining media corrections.

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Don't Quote Me on That

A columnist lashes into his subject for selective quoting, but makes a mistake of his own. Is his paper to blame? Plus: An aggrieved cab driver; drunk docs; hog gambling; chicken wings; Enron perfume; and other enlightening and entertaining media corrections.

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We Spoke Too Soon

The press jumped the gun on Palestinian elections, but few publications corrected the error. Plus: A plagiarist and a fabulist; the New York Times parrots a suspect story; college media problems; and other enlightening and entertaining media corrections.

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So Long, Plagiarists

Two longtime journalists lose their jobs for borrowing others' work, prompting some to wonder if the plagiarism police has gone too far. Plus: Holocaust numbers; that 'Friends' apartment; an old internet joke resurfaces; and other enlightening and entertaining media corrections.

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Floodwater, Anyone?

What should Katrina's survivors drink? Don't look to the media for a safe answer. Plus: source-blowing; doctors' conflicts of interest; sperm kebabs; and other enlightening and entertaining media corrections.

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Playing Defense

A newspaper fires an extremist writer, then blames bloggers; plagiarism as journalism's fig leaf; a fictional hockey career; protecting readers from a comic strip; and other enlightening and entertaining media corrections.

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Playing Defense, Continued

The continuation of Gelf's roundup of enlightening and entertaining media corrections.

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Fuzzy Math and MollyMath

Counting Iraqi dead, labelling Bill O'Reilly, speedy wife-carrying, and other enlightening and entertaining media corrections.

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