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Tuesday, December 28 2010

Copy Editors Asleep At the Wheel

UPDATE December 29: Voice of America corrected the mistake. See VOA blogger Jessica Stahl's comment on this post.

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Ali Akbar Siadat, an Iranian political prisoner, was hanged in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, accused of spying for Israel. I don't know if Siadat was Jewish, but this Voice of America headline inexplicably thinks he was Israeli.

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Thanks for catching that. It was definitely an error on our part - probably a case of trying to shorten a headline and going too far. We did correct it about an hour after the original version was published, and made clear that the man in question was actually Iranian.

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