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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Late Entry (So to Speak) for Correction of the Year

It's a shame Craig Silverman awarded his annual media Corrections of the Year prizes the other day or this one might have earned consideration for one of the also-ran slots.  Al Goldstein, the famed/defaming creator of Screw magazine, has died at the age of 77, long after he lost his empire, defiled women in print and ended up in a homeless shelter.  The NYT has a lengthy obit, which doesn't quite get at the putrid heart of the man, but includes the amazing story of how his son asked him not to attend his graduation at Harvard--so Al posted doctored photos of his son screwing men and his own mother etc.  But topping that is the correction just appended to the obit:

An earlier version of this article misstated the name of a movie Mr. Goldstein starred in. It is “Al Goldstein & Ron Jeremy Are Screwed,” not “Al Goldstein & Ron Jeremy Get Screwed.”


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