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The Media Beat's Annual Best Corrections (2016)

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.29.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

We in the media made more mistakes in 2016 than in any previous year, ever. I feel confident in baldly stating that as incontrovertible fact. Where...

The Human Factor

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

We are placing far too much trust and reliance in technology. Despite all of our advances in artificial intelligence, the most powerful computer we know of is the human mind. But there is no system or technology that can eradicate the potential consequences of human error.

How To Stop Making Tiny Mistakes That Make You Look Stupider Than You Really Are

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Columnist Leigh Newman finds out a new way to fix our mental glitches with the help of Sendhil Mullainathan, the co-author of the n...

10 Steps to Help Erase Errors on Your Credit Report

MyBankTracker | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business

In order to avoid the headache of cleaning up your credit report due to inaccuracies, it would be beneficial to check your credit report with the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian) annually.

Its Not Grammar... It's Grammar

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 09.23.2013 | Home
Tarun Sakhrani

How often does your phone automatically correct your words? How often has a coherent sentence become one of absolute gibberish or at least one that ...

Homeland, a Problem With Location

Jamison Doran | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jamison Doran

I realize the landscape of North Carolina is intoxicating and it must be tempting just to use what you have in every single scene. But Homeland is set in D.C. and some accuracy would be nice, even if it means having Dana and Finn go somewhere besides the Washington Monument.

The Psycho-Logic of Political Gaffes, and Debate Falsehoods

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

These unfortunate slips are as incomprehensible as they are politically damaging. None of the politicians who commit them are exactly stupid or ill informed. This begs the question, what went wrong?

Jason Linkins

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Says Zombie, Comatose Man Need To Team Up To Bring Peace To The Middle East | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Presented without comment, here is the report from the Philadelphia Inquirer: Replying to a Chester County constituent's email regarding Middle Eas...

Jason Linkins

Fox News' Graphic Department Having A Very Bad Week | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.14.2011 | Media

Earlier today, in what might have been the unkindest cut of all to poor Mitt Romney, the Fox News Channel ran a graphic that didn't quite capture the ...

Jason Linkins

UK Press Association Inadvertently Uses Concentration Camp Photo To Accompany 'Train Rage' Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ahh, the perils of using stock photography! Picture yourself: you're writing up a brief news item for your website and find yourself bereft of any po...

DeathWish Airways: Alan Greenspan and the 30% Chance of Error

Kathryn Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kathryn Schulz

If Alan Greenspan thinks he's wrong almost 30% of the time, shouldn't he have been a bit less adamant about the accuracy of his economic theories? Back then, maybe an openly acknowledged error-rate could have saved us. Now, it is simply galling.

Michael Lewis's The Big Short: Betting (Right) on Armageddon

Kathryn Schulz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathryn Schulz

You could argue that The Big Short is about a lot of different things. But I read it as a story about the social, personal, and intellectual conditions that can produce dazzling rightness or staggering wrongness.

Dear Richard Laermer

Liz Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

I am still working for a living because I like to work and I am not rich enough to retire. Maybe that's what you find "unseemly."

Religious Conviction: Effects on the Human Brain

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

When our beliefs are invested in something greater than ourselves, they protect us from anxiety because our attention is not on what is going on inside of us.

William Kristol: Future Imperfect

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Bracey

According to Bill Kristol, Bush has to win in Iraq to have any hopes of being judged successful. That gives him 38 days to become successful.

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Interview On Palin Riddled With Errors | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As if to quash the emerging news narrative that John McCain is afraid of the press after going a full month without holding a press conference, the Re...