Tuesday, December 16, 2003
More funny corrections from the paper of record: What's going on with the copy desk over at The New York Times?
An article on Friday about the views of L. Paul Bremer III, the American administrator in Iraq, about the country's future misstated the weight of the bombs that United States forces have dropped recently on sites believed to harbor urban guerrillas. They are 500 pounds each, not 500 tons.
Just for an idea of scale, an M1A1 Abrams tank weighs nearly 70 tons. So the Times had us dropping bombs weighing the equivalent of seven tanks each.
Is there any plane that can even carry that much weight?