In this "World Series" dialogue, Allen Barra misattributed the following quote to Fox broadcaster Jeanne Zelasko: "Now that the heat's been turned up on this Series, have the Yankees gotten into the Marlins' kitchen? Or will the Fish rain on the Rocket's parade?" Zelasko did not say that. In fact, the quote appeared in this Salon column, by King Kaufman, which was parodying Zelasko.
A "Fighting Words" column about the beatification of Mother Teresa wrongly claimed that Mother Teresa called abortion and contraception the greatest threats to world peace in her Nobel Peace Prize lecture. In that speech Mother Teresa did call abortion "the greatest destroyer of peace," but she did not much discuss contraception, except to praise "natural" family planning.
A "Moneybox" about the economic importance of the Northeast wrongly stated that four of the five states that are most shortchanged by the federal government voted Democratic in the 2000 presidential election. In fact, only three did: New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. New Hampshire and Nevada went Republican.
In an Oct. 17 "War Stories" column, Fred Kaplan mistakenly stated that West Germany received $13.3 billion via the Marshall Plan between 1948 and 1951. In fact, the Marshall Plan sent $13.3 billion to Western Europe during that period; $1.4 billion of it went to West Germany.