WSJ Issues Correction After Accidentally ID’ing Russian President as ‘Vladimir Trump’
Mistakes happen to the best of us, but this one is pretty amazing.
The Wall Street Journal filed an in-depth report on President Donald Trump calling off his meeting with Vladimir Putin, citing Russia’s naval clash with Ukraine.
But scrolling down to the bottom of the report earlier today would’ve led you to this correction:
Vladimir Putin is president of Russia. An editing mistake erroneously identified him as Vladimir Trump in an earlier version of this article.
And some people got a kick out of this one:
This is amazing. pic.twitter.com/XcMYzwYvmQ
— David Gura (@davidgura) November 29, 2018
One heck of a correction from the WSJ today pic.twitter.com/4YoNJfDcvk
— Roberto Ferdman (@robferdman) November 29, 2018
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) November 29, 2018
Correction of the year. Or maybe of the rest of time. https://t.co/Eu48dPcwkL
— Liz Sly (@LizSly) November 29, 2018
The correction currently reads, “Vladimir Putin is president of Russia. An editing mistake misidentified Mr. Putin in an earlier version of this article.”
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