Wednesday, January 16, 2008

MBP of the Week: Toronto Star

On Monday, the Toronto Star printed an Associated Press report about entertainers who might’ve used steroids. Mary J. Blige was one of the entertainers mentioned.

Alas, the Toronto Star didn’t run a picture of Mary J. Blige. The Toronto Star ran a picture of Keyshia Cole and said it was Mary J. Blige.

Here is the correction the Star published yesterday:

“As a result of wrong information provided by Reuters, singer Keyshia Cole was mistakenly identified as Mary J. Blige in a photo published Jan. 14. The Star regrets the error.”

Hat-tip: Craig Silverman at Regret the Error.

You might recall that three weeks ago, the Toronto Star misidentified a photo of Bow Wow as Omarion. What do you think, should I let the Canadians slide from now on? It’s hard enough for Americans to get this stuff right.

9 comments:

Bklyn6 said...

Okay. I was willing to give the Toronto Star a pass on the previous mix-up. Now, I just don't know. Don't they have competent folks on the staff who can ID a brother/sister correctly?

Dragon Horse said...

Keyshia Cole is fine...too bad she is so damn ghetto.

daughterofthedream said...

Keyshia IS a throwback to early scary Mary J in style, carriage and behavior, but the Toronto Star doesn't know that, so yeah...

Undercover Black Man said...

^ hee-hee...

dj said...

Dang!

Maybe I wasn`t record shopping that time in T.O. with King Britt!
Maybe it was Colin Powell.LOL

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Ohhh! You funny, DJ! You funny, mang!

aml said...

UBM, feel free to knock the Toronto Star all you want (useless-as-tits-on-a-bull newspaper) but leave the rest of us Canucks alone, eh?

Render said...

Given that it was Reuters, you're lucky they didn't photo-shop something or somebody else in that picture.

"Mistakes" are what they do best.

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Anonymous said...

This one is just bizarre ... Wire Image labeled rapper Jacki-O as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis:

http://www.about-miamifl.com/jacqueline-kennedy-onassis-new-look/