The calendar year is just about up, and now is the time for media outlets of all sorts to make top 10 lists and give out various other "awards" and whatnot. Today The Huffington Post rounds up "The Year in Media Errors and Corrections 2008" and names a correction by Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry as "Correction of the Year." Here's the clarification that brought Barry this great honor:
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