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The Denver Post's error bonanza

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Whereas the Rocky Mountain News tends to make corrections at the drop of a hat (or the drop of an inaccurate claim that Barack Obama has dual Kenyan citizenship), the Denver Post is notoriously reluctant to fess up to an error in print. Until the August 13 issue, that is. The edition's corrections section is larger than on any day in recent memory, with five separate admissions of inaccuracy, supplemented by two "clarifications."

Is this a new policy? Dunno. But it makes you wonder: Did the Post just happen to suffer through a very bad past few days? Or have there always been this many mistakes, and they haven't bothered telling us about them? Whatever the case, click "More" to eyeball today's roster. -- Michael Roberts

DENVER AND THE WEST Corrections By The Denver Post Article Last Updated: 08/13/2008 02:12:31 AM MDT

The Denver Post will correct errors in its news columns. If you find a problem with a story — an error of fact or a point requiring clarification — please call 303-954-1201.

• Because of an editing error, the full identification of Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton was left out of a story on Page 14A of Monday's paper.

• Because of an editing error, a story on Monday's 1A listed an inaccurate time for Sen. Barack Obama's "Audacity of Hope" speech at the 2004 Democratic convention. He delivered his remarks just after 9 p.m. EST, about the same time slot in which Sen. Hillary Clinton will deliver her speech at the 2008 convention.

• Because of an editing error, the description of the climb bikers made during the Leadville 100 was incorrect in a story on Page 1B Sunday. During the 100-mile race, bikers climbed more than 14,000 feet and reached an elevation of 12,600 feet.

• Caption information that appeared on Page 1T Sunday contained errors. The river boat anchored on the Mississippi River in Natchez, Miss., is the Mississippi Queen. The photo of the Natchez-Vidalia Bridge was taken by Helios Design Group, Stennis Space Center, Miss.

• Clarification: Responsibility for the Roan Plateau was moved from the federal Department of Energy to the Bureau of Land Management by the 1997 Transfer Act. A story on Page 1A Sunday may have been unclear about how the BLM took control.

• Clarification: In a Sunday story about the background of a woman who paid for five cloned puppies from her pit bull, The Associated Press erroneously reported that she was a former Miss Wyoming USA. Joyce McKinney was Miss Wyoming World in 1973, which had no connection to the Miss Wyoming USA event.

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