Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Errors from the Great White North

Rush hour in Toronto's financial district - no sign of global warming

I would like to begin by apologizing to residents of the United States for some of my own country's cultural exports. We're very happy you've given Celine Dion a home. And we're really sorry about Howie Mandel. Not sure what happened there.

But sometimes we send out good things, too. The late, great Leslie Nielsen, for instance, or Nathan Fillion's jawline and bedroom eyes.

One of my own favourite Canadian cultural curiosities is Craig Silverman's blog, Regret the Error.

Craig just released "Crunks 2010: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections."

That Cooks Source came out on top will cause a few eyes to roll, though Craig's writeup is interesting. But for people with an interest in the environment, the real nugget of interest is further down. The Correction of the Year comes from the Sunday Times, for its part in "Climategate."

So c'mon up an enjoy some beer and back bacon, and settle around the fire in your cozy igloo to have a good ol'-fashioned reading of media errors and corrections.

Yours frostily,

Craig Saunders, eh?