Newspapers take pride in getting the facts right the first time, so it all that more difficult for them to admit they’ve made a mistake.
But one newspaper is taking steps to correct a decades old error.
The Louisville Courier-Journal has issued a correction for six previous articles, which erroneously refer to hot dogs as sandwiches.
The articles were published between 1887 and 1966, so the mistake could almost be forgiven, but given that it’s National Hot Dog month, the paper sought to make things right, stating:
On the following dates, the Courier-Journal incorrectly referred to hot dogs as sandwiches: Oct. 2, 1887; Aug. 10, 1901; March 20, 1904; July 21, 1935; Jan. 14, 1939; May 4, 1941; Sept. 15, 1950; June 29, 1958; Nov. 16, 1961; and Aug. 4, 1966. Among those errors were references to a frankfurter sausage sandwich, frankfurter sandwich, coney island sandwich, frankfurter sandwich with mustard, and, the most egregious, a frankfurter sandwich with catchup. We deeply regret the errors, especially that last one.
For the record, Everybody Craves agrees with the Courier-Journal, and commends the staff for their dedication to true and accurate journalism — no matter how many decades removed.
So, what side are you on?