Dept. of Corrections

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.

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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.

Dave Mann is a former editor of the Observer.

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