Oops: New York Times mistakenly touts England as Wimbledon champion’s home

Andy Murray has become the first British person to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title since 1936. While he is a Brit, he is not English. He is a Scot. The New York Times confused that point.

The error did not go unnoticed.

We guess geography is just that hard for some.

Later, the ‘paper of record’ tweeted a more accurate title.

  • mickeyco

    Not possible. If NYT says Murray was born in England, then he was born in England.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      We have Jayson Blair’s word as a guarantee!

    • v.l.

      The funniest comment evah!! 😀

    • jukin

      You have the NYT confused with 0bama. Wait…

  • Joe W.

    My birds are quite fond of the NY Times. Particularly when I leave it open to the page with Paul Krugman’s picture on it. They just love taking aim at that one….

  • Txgirlinnh

    they are probably justifying it with “well England won”

  • http://swedeworld.wordpress.com/ swede

    NYT appointed fact checkers to check the fact checkers’ facts – that failing, they now have fact checkers to check the checkers of the checkers. Still unable to arrive at the truth they resort to statistics which can be used to prove anything you want 95% of the time. Does anyone still read this rag?

  • The Penguin

    Liberal Arts majors and common core graduate fact checkers … Where was the NSA on this one?

  • Steve_J

    New York Times the paper version of CNN.

    • GaryTheBrave

      And MessNBS.

  • TocksNedlog

    “All the derp that’s fit to derp.”

  • Finrod Felagund

    If the New York Times told me my mother loved me, I’d call her to verify.

  • SRVDisciple

    I’m surprised they just didn’t say “Limey”

  • jukin

    Does the NYT ever get anything right……other than perfect democrat party talking points?

  • AZWarrior

    Hey NYT, pour me a good shot of single malt English on the rocks!

  • http://discus.com yourmamatoo

    Obama low infos strike again.
    After all, Obama thought England and Great Britain were the same.
    And the NYT is an Obama apologist, fictional news paper.