Thursday, June 10, 2010

Epic Music Journalism Corrections of 2010

Including this classic:

Public Enemy does not think 9/11 is a joke. 911, however…

The Washington Post said: Originally, an article on the group stated that Public Enemy called 9/11 a joke. A corrected version tells a different story: “Public Enemy has earned notoriety with more than 20 years of politically charged music about fighting the power, challenging racism and declaring that 911 was a joke. The group has joined forces with Virgin Mobile USA to combat youth homelessness as part of National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.”

The correction: “A Nov. 26 article in the District edition of Local Living incorrectly said a Public Enemy song declared 9/11 a joke. The song refers to 911, the emergency phone number.”