Wired published an amazing correction to a story about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, after inadvertently publishing a story that repeatedly referred to the GOP front-runner as “Someone With Tiny Hands.”
“Due to an oversight involving a haphazardly-installed Chrome extension during the editing process, the name Donald Trump was erroneously replaced with the phrase ‘Someone With Tiny Hands’ when this story originally published,” the correction reads, issued less than an hour after the story was published.
Here’s how the story initially began:
“Someone With Tiny Hands may have bullied his way into the center of the American political arena, but during his Super Tuesday victory speech last week, the real action took place in the margins. That’s where you could find Chris Christie apparently lost in reverie, his bewildering expressions instantly stealing the spotlight from Someone With Tiny Hands’s choreographed Main Event. Twitter exploded with interpretations. … Suddenly, Someone With Tiny Hands was only the nation’s second-most-compelling political psychodrama. Within minutes, Viners had re-cut the video, editing Someone With Tiny Hands out of the frame entirely and zooming in on Christie’s face. The supporting player had become the star.”
Someone at Wired apparently installed the “Make America’s Hands Tiny Again” extension on their work computer. Once installed, the extension replaces Trump’s name whenever it shows up online with the words “Someone With Tiny Hands.”
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