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Sunday, April 24, 2011

New York Times issues correction for including pardoy magazine cover of Tiger Beat in story

The Onion's parody cover
The New York Times recently ran a story about Tiger Beat magazine and how it's survived for over forty years. From the story:
"Hair floating, skin dewy, eyes free of guile: the boys of Tiger Beat will never hurt you. In crisp photos and squeaky-clean quotes about love, they’ve been practically interchangeable for more than four decades. It’s an archetype that’s survived any number of invasions: the Brits, disco, boy bands, the Brat Pack, more boy bands, the Disney Channel, TMZ and more."

The problem is they also erroneously included a parody cover or the magazine, produced by satirical newspaper The Onion, which featured Barack Obama on the cover.  Oops. The Times then issued the following correction:

"A series of pictures last Sunday of covers of the magazine Tiger Beat, with an article about how the original teen-girl tabloid has remained virtually unchanged since its inception in 1965, erroneously included a parody cover, produced by the satiric newspaper The Onion, that featured a picture of President Obama."


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