In the history of greatest newspaper corrections, this has to be at least top 10. Take it away, New York Times:
An article on Monday about Jack Robinson and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students with Asperger Syndrome who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship, misidentified the character from the animated children’s show “My Little Pony” that Ms. Lindsmith said she visualized to cheer herself up. It is Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual, not Fluttershy, the kind animal lover.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying, “Uh, DG… really? Newspaper corrections about ‘My Little Pony’? What is this, some sort of ruse so you can post one of your favorite Youtube videos or something? Maybe one featuring clips from ‘My Little Pony’ cut together and laid over an uncensored version of the Wu-Tang Clan song ‘Shame on a Ni**a’ to make it look like pretty pastel-colored horses are rapping about knocking people’s teeth out? Is that was this is?”
via Best Week Ever
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