Thursday, October 18, 2007

MBP of the Week: New York Times

The following correction appears in today’s New York Times:

“Because of an editing error, an obituary yesterday about the photographer Ernest C. Withers, who documented life in the segregated South in the 1950s and ’60s, from the civil rights movement to the Memphis blues scene, misidentified the person he photographed arm in arm with Elvis Presley at a Memphis club in 1956. It was B. B. King, not the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(Hat-tip: Gawker.)

To be fair to the Old Grey Lady, the Times didn’t run the photograph in question. I assume that if editors had seen the photo, this mistake would’ve been avoided. (I wouldn’t bet money on it, though.)

Here’s the photo:

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