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Recent corrections in the New York Times:

Huge mistake

A “Political Memo” article about the Republican presidential primary misquoted a senior aide to Newt Gingrich about the release of his February financial report. “The senior aide said the campaign was expecting to show a ‘nice chunk of debt’ from the month. He did not say it was expecting to show a ‘huge chunk of debt.’”

Unacceptable error

An article about the challenges of revising operas and musicals “referred incorrectly to the composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s position on what kinds of changes he would permit to his own works. He responded ‘No, no, no’ when asked if it would be acceptable—not unacceptable—to cut a ballad and the choruses from his musical ‘Sweeney Todd.’”