January 04, 2006
West Virginia Rumors
Posted by Christine Hurt

Although I had already seen on the Today show that the miners' families were tragically misinformed about the fate of their loved ones in the middle of the night, only to find out that 12 of the 13 miners had been killed, my NYT headlines email still has the story "12 Miners Found Alive 41 Hours After Explosion."  The link is still good and directs me to the false story, complete with pictures of jubilant family members.  Break the link, NYT.

UPDATE:  My hotel room USA Today has the same false headline.  I guess this is the Dewey Wins! story of our generation, only much more personally tragic.

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