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CNN Points Insane Correction: ProBar vs. Crowbar


Should you learn Thursday’s CNN article, “How a swift impeachment was born under siege,” you would possibly scratch your head in puzzlement when studying the second paragraph:

California Rep. Ted Lieu was pressured to evacuate his workplace within the Cannon Workplace Constructing as insurrectionists converged on the Capitol. Grabbing a ProBar power bar in his workplace, Lieu stated he and his chief of workers referred to as the highest aide to Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline whereas wandering the halls and requested if they might hunker down in Cicilline’s workplace within the Rayburn Home Workplace Constructing.

Huh? Why would Ted Lieu wield a ProBar power bar? Does it have some particular energy to carry again rioters?

Effectively, the reply to that weird point out is revealed on the backside of the story in what is maybe one of many funniest corrections of all time:

CORRECTION: A earlier model of this story misstated that Rep. Ted Lieu grabbed a crowbar earlier than leaving his workplace. He grabbed a ProBar power bar.

Ah! So that’s the reason we now have the ProBar power bar within the story. To appropriate the notion that Lieu pulled out a crowbar which somebody clearly misheard.

In fact such a correction couldn’t escape widespread mockery:


There was additionally this statement from the vice chairman of the Media Analysis Middle, Dan Gainor: “Discover how the unique of this ridiculous story depicted Rep. Lieu as a crowbar wielding hero, not because the corrected model describes as a man so calm he grabbed an ‘natural power chew,’”

Now that CNN has corrected the story that Lieu pulled out a ProBar as an alternative of a crowbar, should not additionally they reveal within the curiosity of full journalism in its correction whether or not the power bar was strawberry or cran-raspberry?