Have you ever done something stupid and scrambled to make up an excuse? "I'm sorry, I was drunk," or, "I thought that was legal in this country," or, "Wait, this isn't a David Lynch movie?" Turns out, big companies do the same thing, only their excuses tend to be way worse because they can't all be drunk ... right?
6 A Political Blog Targets the Wrong Person, Issues Lame "Correction"
Conservative political blog Breitbart.com recently published an article decrying the president's newly announced nominee for attorney general of the United States, Loretta Lynch. According to Breitbart, Lynch had a previously unmentioned controversy: she was one of the lawyers who represented the Clinton family in the wake of the Whitewater scandal.
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A scandal so boring, we fell asleep twice trying to think of a joke for it.
The reason it wasn't mentioned by any other news outlets? Because that lawyer was a completely different woman who just happened to also be named Loretta Lynch. Whoops. So Breitbart did the smart thing and retracted the article, then issued a quick apology to both women.
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"We'd also like to apologize to Olivia Jessica Simpson for last week's 'NFL Murderer' story."