Friday, November 13, 2009

A very important distinction

The New York Times clarified an important distinction in a correction to a recent story about the Innocence Project at Northwestern University:

Correction: November 1, 2009
An article last Sunday about the Medill Innocence Project, in which students at Northwestern University’s journalism school scrutinize the work of prosecutors and the police, misstated part of the name of a group at the university’s law school that has worked with the students. It is the Center on Wrongful Convictions, not the Center for Wrongful Convictions.

That's one of the all-time best corrections, ever!

This blog post is brought to you by the Center for Conviction and Punishment of the Actually Innocent, which is not affiliated with the Center for Wrongful Convictions.


Anonymous said...

"The Center for Conviction and Punishment of the Actually Innocent"

Sounds like something funded and staffed by our governor's office.

Don said...

Anon. 1:42

Yes but Big Chief Happy Hair wouldn't insist they be innocent. If he got a guilty one in there occasionally, that would be ok. He's an equal opportunity idiot.

Anonymous said...

I once heard this mistake made about the Center on Wrongful Convictions at a panel discussion and someone from the audience said "The Center for Wrongful Convictions? That's the Cook County DA's office"

Anonymous said...

HaHaHaHa!!! That's the best laugh I've had all day!!!