This New York Times Star Wars Correction Is the Worst


millennium falcon nyt snafuWhat the hell is journalism coming to in an age where The New York Times has to issue a correction because one of its travel writers “misstated” the name of the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars?

On Tuesday, travel writer Elaine Glusac wrote a piece titled Star Wars: Coming to a Theme Park Near You” for the NYT travel section. It’s great short piece about Disney’s plans to implement the wildly successful creations of its recent purchase, Lucasfilm into both existing and new theme parks.

However, Michael Steel, a former spokesperson for the soon-to-resign Speaker of the House John Boehner, pointed out a rather interesting “addition” to the article earlier this morning:

The night before, The TODAY Show‘s social media manager, Anthony Quintano posted a screengrab of the correction for the TL;DR crowd:

This set off a collective Twitter tirade, fueled primarily by bored journalists:

Ever the NYT‘s Tweeter-in-Chief, writer David Itzkoff responded to it in the best way possible:

[h/t Michael Steel]
[Image via screengrab]

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