Dept. of Corrections

Dave Mann

This week’s top correction is actually from two week’s ago, but it was too entertaining to pass up.

From Gawker:

Earlier this week, we called congressman Jason Chaffetz a self-hating weirdo, an asshole, a probable closet case, and the son of Kitty Dukakis. He is not the son of Kitty Dukakis. We regret the error.

The correction carries the headline, “Whoops! Complete Prick Isn’t Related to Nice Lady.” Here’s the original story, which, just for good measure, also refers to Chaffetz as a “self-hating Mormon Jew.”

I don’t know what to make of all that, except that Gawker — love em or hate em — at least gets an ‘A’ for Chutzpah.

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Dave Mann is a former editor of the Observer.


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