National Post reruns sports scores

Via Regret the Error, the National Post has one of the most unhelpful corrections in the history of newspapers:

Due to a production error, incorrect information appeared on the sports results page in some editions of yesterday’s paper.

The Post regrets the error.

So what was the “incorrect information”? The page, which appeared on Nov. 8, was in fact the scores page from Oct. 23, a full two weeks earlier. It had all the scores from Oct. 22 games, as well as things like the over/under for the Red Sox/Rockies matchup in Game 1 of the World Series.

It wasn’t all bad. It was nice seeing “Canadiens 6 Bruins 1” again.

But you’d think the Post could just admit someone screwed up and put an old page in, instead of obfuscating the mistake with correctionese.

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