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Washington Post screws up March on Washington

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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It’s really no big deal. It’s just the MARCH ON WASHINGTON and the hometown newspaper got the date wrong in this weekend’s edition of the Washington Post Magazine.

Today the Washington Post has a real gem of a correction noticed early this morning by none other than the intrepid Post reader Howard Mortman, communications director for C-SPAN. I mean, really, is there anything more humiliating in Washington than to be dressed down by C-SPAN?

WP Mag had the “I Have a Dream” speech set in 1964 instead of its correct year, 1963.

To compound matters, the mistake occurred in a story about the “Peeps Diorama Contest,” which sounds about as riveting as the D.C.’s top principals or Gene Weingarten “humor” column in which he lets the people he’s interviewing write his story, which is approximately 25 out of the past 40 columns he’s written (just approximating).