Opinion Journal’s “Best of the Web” yesterday noted the New York Times’s correction of its article about me, but the correction itself required correction; the Times, which spelled my name right in the article, spelled it wrong in the correction, and thus so did Opinion Journal in its item making fun of the correction. So today’s Opinion Journal corrects the correction, and does so with a certain comedic flair:
An item yesterday quoted a New Yark Times correction about the name of “Brendon Loy’s” dog. We heard from Mr. Loy, who tells us his name is actually Brendan, with an A. Sarry about that.
The Times also issued a new correction:
An article in Business Day on Monday about the Notre Dame student who was one of the earliest to sound the alarm about the potential threat to New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina misstated the name of his dog. It is Robbie, not Becky. A correction in this space yesterday misspelled the student’s given name. He is Brendan Loy, not Brendon.
I didn’t demand a new correction; my e-mail to the Times, noting the spelling error, concluded, “This probably does not merit another correction in the print edition of the paper (I’ll leave that decision to you, but I’m not demanding it), but you might want to at least fix it in the online edition.” But I guess there is no such thing at the Times as an error too trivial to correct… unless it’s a lie about Geraldo Rivera or a presidential misquote… :)