Brendan O'Connor · 02/09/16 06:48PM

The bees are dying because people keep moving them around, facilitating the spread of a wing-breaking virus. Also: “A picture with an earlier version of this article, using information from a photo agency, was published in error. It was of a fly mimicking a bee, not a bee.”

How The Daily Beast Misidentified One of the San Bernardino Shooting Suspects

J.K. Trotter · 12/04/15 02:45PM

On Wednesday night, The Daily Beast reported that a man named Syed Farook had been identified by police as a suspect in the mass shooting at a party among health department employees at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. The article’s authors, Oliver Jones and Katie Zavadski, included a photo of Farook taken from Facebook, described him as a “business tax representative” for the California government, and linked to property records showing he had purchased a home in Corona. In fact, as the article’s 1:41 a.m. correction indicates, the photo, description, and property records were not those of the actual suspect, whose full name is Syed Rizwan Farook. They were of his brother, Syed Raheel Farook.

Chris Brown Is Still Not a Rapper, New York Times Not So Sure

Rich Juzwiak · 08/24/14 06:33PM

Chris Brown is not a rapper. Though he does rap sometimes, he is primarily a singer, and should be identified as such in the same way that Charles Manson should be identified as a cult leader/criminal and not a musician/dude with sweet moves, and that Bugs Bunny should be identified as a talking rabbit and not a drag queen. But people continue to write "rapper Chris Brown..." which seems assumptive to the point of being oh, hmmm, what's the word? Oh yeah, racist!

BuzzFeed Editor Caught Lifting Text From Yahoo! Answers

J.K. Trotter · 07/24/14 01:16PM

Yahoo! Answers, one of the great artifacts of Internet history, is intently studied at viral news website BuzzFeed, where its trove of half-literate questions (and even less literate answers) has supplied material for at least fifty different posts and listicles. One BuzzFeed editor, however, has streamlined this aggregation process to its vanishing point: Simply copying text from Yahoo! Answers and pasting it, without attribution, into his own work.

Hamilton Nolan · 06/02/14 07:41AM

Correction: "An earlier version of this article misstated the garment Ms. [Hilaria] Baldwin wore in the bathtub handstand photo she posted on Instagram. It was a bikini, not underwear."

Rich Juzwiak · 05/15/14 09:24PM

An addition to today's Michael Alig profile in the New York Times: "An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of a popular gay dating app. It is Grindr, not Grndr." Oh, Times, never change!