The New York Post’s Keith Kelly notes Tuesday morning that a story about Forbes magazine seeking investors in Monday’s New York Times has four paragraphs that closely resemble an article that appeared in a London newspaper on Sunday.
The NYT business writer, Andrew Ross Sorkin, blamed the mistake on an editor, and noted that a correction would run in Tuesday’s paper.
The correction reads: “The Times writer consulted an online report from the Independent on Sunday which he appended to his computer file for reference. Due to an editor’s error, four paragraphs of the Independent’s report about the history of Steve Forbes’ political ambitions were incorporated into the Times article. The Times regrets the error.”
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