Candy From Denmark Not As Filthy As Previously Reported

Candy From Denmark Not As Filthy As Previously Reported

Remember when we said exports from countries not named China were also tainted and filthy? It turns out the exports aren’t as tainted and filthy as the New York Times originally reported. The Times explains that a “methodology problem was discovered” after the Danish Embassy complained that their candy was refused by FDA inspectors only 82 times, not 520, as the Times claimed. From the Gray Lady:

When the data was re-analyzed, it showed that the number of candy shipments rejected from Denmark had not been higher than the number of seafood shipments rejected from China, as the article stated. The number of shipments rejected from China was also misstated; it was 331, not 391.

Consumerist; Brand Killer, Tabloid

Consumerist; Brand Killer, Tabloid

In a recent Brandchanel piece, Abram Sauer posits there are four states of mind for viewing Gawker blogs, different states positions ways to view Gawker blogs, “uncaring unfamiliarity,” fanboysim, playa haterism, and fear. Sauer writes “Consumerist.com has the most fear-provoking potential. This is because Consumerist.com is a brand killer. “

EXCLUSIVE: Taco Bell Hot Sauce Pic, Corrections

EXCLUSIVE: Taco Bell Hot Sauce Pic, Corrections

The media got the 25,000 Taco Bell packet story wrong and someone who knows someone involved wrote in to get the facts straight.

Insurance Insurance Only For Insurance Companies

Insurance Insurance Only For Insurance Companies

Buffeted by the winds of a reader’s exultations, we sometimes get things wrong. Or, if not wrong, not completely right. Daniel writes:

Correction: Boiled Walmart Baby

Correction: Boiled Walmart Baby

Rita, who had a baby trapped in the van in the Walmart parking lot in 104 degree weather, wrote in to make sure we got one detail straight: