In the Dec. 31 "Culturebox," Marc Tracy referred to a Once a Runner movie and linked to its purported trailer. There is no film version of Once a Runner; the trailer is a joke.
In the Dec. 31 "Family," Emily Bazelon misidentified the predator at the beginning of Finding Nemo. It was a barracuda, not a shark.
In the Dec. 29 "Fighting Words," Christopher Hitchens misidentified Mustafa Tlas as the Syrian Baath Party's veteran foreign minister. In fact, he was defense minister.
In a Dec. 23 "Explainer," Juliet Lapidos wrote that a defendant in a civil suit could risk paying a fine and getting probation. Actually, the defendant would risk paying damages, and while an injunction is possible in civil suits, probation isn't the correct terminology.
In the Dec. 9 "Explainer," Noreen Malone stated that the U.S. Senate would have the final say on whether to seat a Blagojevich appointee. In fact, if the senators refused to seat the appointee, the case would be subject to judicial review under the precedent set by Powell v. McCormack.
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