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Canada Beer: The Cheapest Brews In The Country, And What May Be The Most Expensive Bottle

(5) Comments | Posted June 27, 2011 | 8:37 AM

Michael Robis isn’t used to seeing six men share a single bottle of beer at his pub, but then again most bottles of beer don’t cost $282.50, including tax.

Samuel Adams Utopias comes in an ornate, resealable porcelain bottle and is aged in a combination of bourbon, cherry, brandy, Cognac...

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The Year in Media Errors and Corrections 2009

(18) Comments | Posted December 16, 2009 | 8:04 AM

Every year at this time, I collect the best of the worst in media errors and corrections and post them on my site, Regret the Error. Here's a sample of 2009's offerings. You can read the full post here.

Correction of the Year

This year's winner...

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The Year in Media Errors and Corrections 2008

(5) Comments | Posted December 16, 2008 | 10:36 AM

Every year at this time, I collect the best of the worst in media errors and corrections and post them on my site, Regret the Error. Here's a sample of 2008's offerings. You can read the full post here.

Trend of the Year: Epic Organizational Failure
It's...

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The Untold History of "Dewey Defeats Truman"

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 8:48 AM

Tonight's U.S. Presidential election election marks the 60th anniversary of the "Dewey Defeats Truman" edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune. Since that headline was first published, it has become perhaps the most famous press error of all time. This is the story of how and why it happened.

On election...

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CBS Public Eye: An Obituary

(2) Comments | Posted January 3, 2008 | 11:42 AM

Public Eye, a blog launched by CBS News in September 2005 with the stated goal of bringing "transparency to the editorial operations of CBS News -- transparency that is unprecedented for broadcast and online journalism," died this week due to the lack of "a sustainable business model." It was roughly...

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The Year in Media Errors and Corrections

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2007 | 10:13 PM

As 2007 approaches its deadline, it's time to look back at the media's biggest errors and most hilarious corrections. What follows is a sampling of some of the best of the worst from Regret the Error's annual round-up of the year in media errors and corrections. (Also note...

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A Tale of Two Public Editors

(4) Comments | Posted June 20, 2006 | 8:41 AM

Sunday's New York Times provided a stark reminder of the difference between the paper's current public editor, Byron Calame, and Daniel Okrent, the first to hold the position.

Sir Harold Evans' book review of Okrent's collection of work for the Times made me recall Okrent's sharp elbows and...

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Gotcha! Dateline's Predator Problem And The Lobotomy That Caused It

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2006 | 2:53 PM

So, big surprise, Dateline NBC's pedophile party raked in nearly 8 million viewers last week. It seems people can't resist watching a show that lures would-be molesters into the camera's eye.
For "To Catch a Predator," Dateline joins with the fuzz and a watchdog group called Perverted...

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The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Navel Gazing Someone Else's Navel

(12) Comments | Posted June 7, 2006 | 5:13 PM

Each day seems to bring with it another report of theft, a new dastardly deed where the culprit is unmasked, sometimes given a public spanking, and dispatched into the annals of thievery. I feel as though I'm living through a season of plagiarism unlike one we've ever seen before.

Are...

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