It's Been a Fun Week for New York Times Corrections

Within days of one another other, one The New York Times writer totally forgot which John Hughes movie Duckie was from, while another writer misidentified a My Little Pony character--leading to two awesome corrections.

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Within days of one another other, one The New York Times writer totally forgot which John Hughes movie Duckie was from, while another writer misidentified a My Little Pony character--leading to two awesome corrections. The Hughes-related offense was a Jon Caramanica's review that accidentally pegged Duckie to Sixteen Candles. The violation even divided a couple of Wire Staffers. One, who obviously isn't familiar with the acting career of a young Molly Ringwald said it was "a mistake lots of people could make", over online chat.  Another Wire staffer (who may or may not have written this article) responded, "Obviously, you are not a Hughes fan. Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles ... wow.are.u.serious.right.now."  But take heart, both found agreement in the cool-factor of the correction.

An earlier version of this review misidentified the film in which the character Duckie appears. It is not “Sixteen Candles.”

The other correction comes from a story just after Christmas:

An article on Monday about Jack Robison and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students with Asperger syndrome who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship, misidentified the character from the animated children’s TV show “My Little Pony” that Ms. Lindsmith said she visualized to cheer herself up. It is Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual, not Fluttershy, the kind animal lover.

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