Craig Silverman has made a noble career out of spotting our craft's many errors. Academic research has been consistent over the last century: One in two stories contain a factual mistake. Of course, there are also the typographical miscues, the spellings that veer from truth, and the many other pratfalls in a business altogether too human.
His latest Regret The Error posting contains his best of the year, in a manner of speaking. I gave it a cursory glance at first to make sure there weren't any of ours in there, then read it carefully and realized that there but for the grace of some higher being went I.
Then I remembered my time in television and yearned for that contrition-free era. But I also remembered I'm in online media, where mistakes are largely overwritten, not overlooked.