Should you learn Thursday’s CNN article, “How a swift impeachment was born under siege,” you would possibly scratch your head in puzzlement when studying the second paragraph:
California Rep. Ted Lieu was pressured to evacuate his workplace within the Cannon Workplace Constructing as insurrectionists converged on the Capitol. Grabbing a ProBar vitality bar in his workplace, Lieu mentioned he and his chief of employees known as the highest aide to Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline whereas wandering the halls and requested if they may hunker down in Cicilline’s workplace within the Rayburn Home Workplace Constructing.
Huh? Why would Ted Lieu wield a ProBar vitality bar? Does it have some particular energy to carry again rioters?
Properly, the reply to that weird point out is revealed on the backside of the story in what is maybe one of many funniest corrections of all time:
CORRECTION: A earlier model of this story misstated that Rep. Ted Lieu grabbed a crowbar earlier than leaving his workplace. He grabbed a ProBar vitality bar.
Ah! So that’s the reason now we have the ProBar vitality bar within the story. To right the notion that Lieu pulled out a crowbar which somebody clearly misheard.
In fact such a correction couldn’t escape widespread mockery:
Did somebody dictate that story down the cellphone like in outdated motion pictures? “Maintain the entrance web page! Now, take this down… Chewing nonchalantly on his pro-bar as he strolled- what? No that is PRO, P, R, O.”
— Ruth Ware (@RuthWareWriter) January 14, 2021
There was additionally this commentary from the vp of the Media Analysis Middle, Dan Gainor: “Discover how the unique of this ridiculous story depicted Rep. Lieu as a crowbar wielding hero, not because the corrected model describes as a man so calm he grabbed an ‘natural vitality chew,’”
Now that CNN has corrected the story that Lieu pulled out a ProBar as a substitute of a crowbar, should not additionally they reveal within the curiosity of full journalism in its correction whether or not the vitality bar was strawberry or cran-raspberry?