Incredible correction: Easter is hard for The New York Times; 'What is this resurrection thingie?'

You can’t make this stuff up!

Easter is hard.

Oh my. And, yes, that happened.

More from NewsBusters:

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection into heaven of Jesus, three days after he was crucified, the premise for the Christian belief in an everlasting life. In urging peace, Francis called on Jesus to ”change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace.”

The Times issued this correction:

An earlier version of this article mischaracterized the Christian holiday of Easter. It is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead, not his resurrection into heaven.

Mistakes happen. But this one is incredible.

Worse: The writer of the article is a reporter based in Rome, who frequently reports on the Vatican. No, really.

The mockery continues:

Do we smell a hashtag?

  • drdr jojo

    did they blame it on google doodle?

    • nc

      Love your avatar!

  • CatHerder

    The level of dumb is dumbfounding.

    • Brian H (wackobird)

      But NOT unbelievable… I right?

      • nc

        Lord help us, you are right.

  • 3seven77

    What is even funnier is that the NYT actually pays to run TV commercials touting “the world’s BEST journalism”.


    Lord Please We Ask of Thee Help The False Prophets and The Idolizers of Flesh.

  • rippersnort

    You can’t write this stuff – oh wait NYT did….


    Lost souls!

  • Danny Wheeler

    Oh, man! This is just gigglesnort city!

  • Love of Country

    White Democrats and black fascists ie Reverends cannot wait to announce religion is dead in this country. In the meantime, they will all call you crazy for suggestion such illuminating truths.

    Democrats must hide their agenda. But if they win the Whitehouse in ’16 and ’20 …. rest assured the facade will come down! They will rule as iron-fisted communists and dissenters will presumably go missing. Religious people will be publicly targeted for humiliation and ridicule … and it’s all just right around the corner.

    But for now …..

    “God is dead.” ….. Nietzsche, 1883
    “Nietzsche is dead.” ….. God, 1900
    “Let’s take a vote.” ….. DNC Convention, 2012

    • Luke Givens

      Blah blah blah, same nonsense you’ve been squealing about since January 20, 2009. Hasn’t happened yet.

      • Garth Haycock

        Yet being the operative word.

  • SophieRo3

    NYT’s motto: “All the ignorant shit that is fit to print.”

  • Donna W

    I don’t think they are so dumb..I think they are trying to downplay Easter, and anything that has to do with Christianity.

    • Love of Country

      They’re both!

  • Rory Oldham

    Hey, that’s me!

  • SRVDisciple

    We just can’t expect the NYT to waste its time on bitter-clingers, can we?

  • Stone Bryson

    And they actually blame their drop in readership on the rise of technology. A little message for the Times…

    It’s not the tech which is the problem, sirs and sirets, it’s your rampant incompetence.

  • Love of Country

    Okay, girls ….. this is Easter Sunday and we’re gonna spend our precious time on this special morning with Rev Luis Leon. Just try not to applaud too vigorously when less than half an hour from now he’ll be saying stuff like “It drives me crazy when the captains of the religious right are always calling us back … for blacks to be back in the back of the bus … for women to be back in the kitchen … for immigrants to be back on their side of the border.”. His words will excite and delight us to no end but try to act like ladies, at least until we get away from these cameras, for Pete’s sake!×449.jpeg

    • nc

      Election is over. No need to pretend anymore.

  • Jim

    If the New York Times writes about Christianity, doesn’t that violate the separation of church and state?

    • Frustrated Teacher

      Considering that the NYT is a branch of the Obama Administration, you may have a point!

  • CO2 Producer

    Other miraculous Biblical stories via the NYT: money from heaven, a Savior who walks on water, and inadequate fishwraps that feed the masses.

  • Spookybuscus

    NYT: How does I Easter?

  • capisce

    Hey, NY Times. Quick! How many days is Ramadan?

    Bet that answer rolls right off the propoganda press error-free.

    • LouAnnWatson

      just be sure not to forget anything about passover

      • Christoph DeHaven

        Sure–it was part of the First Lady’s health program: pass over the leavened bread and choose a healthier alternative. 😉

  • Christian Orpinell

    As soon as I read this; I realized the obvious. They want to obliterate any reference to Christianity in every way, shape, and form, — and it’s not even limited to the faith of Christians, perhaps the individuals themselves.

    • nc

      At the very least demean and ridicule it.

      • Christian Orpinell

        Why make it sound like they’re getting under my skin? At first, I was about to write an incredibly long post… then I decided I had better things to do.

  • JeffDunstan

    The new york times is an embarrassment to the country.

    • suomi35

      Just one of many.

  • Anderson

    SMH, no words left. Soon I will be sitting in the corner sounding like Aunt Clara on Bewitched. Sigh.

    • nc

      Love this!

      Actually, I often feel like Gladys Kravitz. Cranky like, and not getting it. I have much more sympathy for her now.

  • TocksNedlog

    The misinformation spewer of record.

  • TocksNedlog

    So . . . they couldn’t go to their comrades at the Google to learn the true meaning of Easter?

    Oh, right.

  • IndySkye

    I’m shocked that the NYT acknowledged/stated the resurrection as a fact. You don’t see that everyday.

  • Andrea3000

    I don’t even know what country I live in anymore.

  • LouAnnWatson

    “With a mighty voice the angel shouted: “‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!’
    She has become a dwelling place for demons and a haunt for every impure
    spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and
    detestable animal.” Revelation 18:2

  • Randall Silverman

    Stimpy, I am astounded by your wealth of ignorance!

  • David Horstick

    Don’t know much about history, but I’m down with global warming.

  • me

    Look. Everyone knows that Easter is about fluffy bunnies and fluffy chicks and painted Easter eggs and kids running like mini madmen to grab said eggs from the other kids as they’re dropped from a helicopter and such. Everyone also knows that Christmas is about that jolly fat guy with a cholesterol problem who enslaves thousands of “small people” to make toys for him to give to the children of the world so long as they live in a country in which he’s allowed to visit so that he won’t wind up in some prison waiting to be beheaded.

    Somebody somewhere thought there was something to do with a religious figure on those days, but it’s really hard to find that person (or persons) who thought that. It’s no wonder the New York Times can’t explain it, since they can’t find anyone to explain it to them. They sent a reporter to the Vatican to track someone down to explain it, but when he got to the Vatican and there were, in fact, no bunnies and no children bashing each other over the head for want of a shiny egg filled with chocolate, it was probably very confusing for him and he forgot why he was there in the first place.

  • Stan

    To liberals church is where you listen to rants about America by meatheads like Wright, not where you learn about religion.

  • Michel Ouellette

    They know as much about religion as they know about….guns.

  • papertiger0

    I blaim Google. But I bet Povoledo, knows a lot about the personal history of Cesar Chavez.

  • Randy McGregor

    Mountains. Molehills. “Resurrected into Heaven” may be not the wording some Christians would like, but it’s not really that far off the mark.

  • theBuckWheat

    More news from the smartest people in the room, who have the job of scolding and lecturing the little people on how to run their lives, and what rights they might allow them to have. Happily, God gives His gift to anyone willing to accept it., but it appears that the NYT staff is willingly clueless about the more important things of life.

  • CitizenEgg

    The paper of record-breaking ignorance.

  • Daniel Schwartz

    If The New York Times were smart about this, they’d throw in a few deliberate mistakes in the other direction (and then use the corrections as an opportunity to trumpet their desired narrative).

    But they’re not that smart, are they?

  • Rulz

    It’s any wonder they needed a private Mexican citizen to keep in business.

  • DocRambo

    It is not hard to imagine that no one at the NYT has ever been inside a church.

  • KayGee

    So let’s just CONTINUE to rage about a typo. and IGNORE Pope Francis’ message: an urgent plea for peace in this world. Let us also raise our voices about the google doodle nontroversy and yet again IGNORE Pope Francis’ message of charity and inclusion, including muslims, women, and criminals by going to a prison for the washing of feet on Maundy Thursday. His message was not lost on me. Maybe it’s finally time to go back to church?

  • E Quilibrate

    A perfect example of how little the media knows of anything. Intelligence
    is measurable via I.Q. Ignorance knows no bounds.