Thursday, February 24, 2005


Powerline's HindRocket apologized recently for getting mad and cussing at an e-mailer (he was really pissed off at previous e-mailers but let loose on the guy who was unlucky enough to send an e-mail at the wrong time). Chad the Elder apologized for adopting another blogger's mistaken conclusions about the identity of another e-mailer. And the New York Times apologizes--no, corrects--two photo captions depicting two Iraqis crying and self-flagellating, supposedly out of the joy engendered by election results:
The caption on Feb. 14 for a picture by Reuters with the continuation of an article about the Iraqi elections misstated the reason Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, a Shiite cleric, was weeping. He was participating in a mourning ritual as part of Ashura, a holy Shiite festival - not reacting to results showing that his political alliance had won a slim majority of seats. A second caption for a Reuters photo misstated the reason a Shiite was shown flagellating himself in a Baghdad procession. He was taking part in the same mourning ritual, not celebrating the election outcome.


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