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AP Issues Perhaps the Greatest Correction of All Time

Upon hearing that Los Angeles police had arrested Robert Durst on murder charges shortly after The Jinx aired a documentary about his alleged killings, the AP sent this news bulletin out, emphasis ours:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A Louisiana State Police trooper says millionaire Robert Durst has been booked on weapons charges in that state – on top of a first-degree murder charge lodged by Los Angeles authorities. Trooper Melissa Matey told the Associated Press that an arrest warrant was issued for the former Limp Bizkit frontman and he was rebooked in the Orleans Parish Jail on Monday under two new charges.

After being called out on it by media watchdog (and Limp Bizkit academic?) Jim Romenesko, a chastened AP soon issued the following hilarious correction:

In the second item of the California 10th NewsMinute sent March 16 to users of the state broadcast wire, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Robert Durst is a member of a band. He is a real estate heir; Fred Durst is the former frontman of Limp Bizkit.

Mediaite EIC Andrew Kirell made the following prescient tweet two days ago, which we will now embed in a transparent bid to suck up to him:

[h/t Jim Romenesko]
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