“In ‘The entourage’ section of ‘UK clears its decks for the Obama show’ (News, last week), we said representatives of ‘the Immigration and Naturalisation Service’ (INS) and ‘the US Information Agency’ (USIA) would accompany President Obama on his European tour. The USIA was closed in October 1999 when its information functions were incorporated into the State Department and its broadcasting services consolidated into the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The INS ceased to exist in March 2003 with most of its functions transferring to the Department of Homeland Security.” – The Observer U.K.

All The Governor’s Men

“A page-one headline in yesterday’s Herald that characterized four people who landed high-paying agency posts as ‘pals’ of Gov. Patrick should have described them as staffers in his administration.” – Boston Herald

Parting Shot

“The Canadian Press moved a story April 3 that erroneously reported The Wilkins Ice Shelf was originally part of Jamaica. In fact the Ice Shelf, located on the western side of the Antarctic was originally the size of Jamaica.” – Canadian Press

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Craig Silverman is the editor of RegretTheError.com and the author of Regret The Error: How Media Mistakes Pollute the Press and Imperil Free Speech. He is also the editorial director of OpenFile.ca and a columnist for the Toronto Star.