POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 13, 2012 AT 22:48 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 13, 2012 22:48 IST

It was not just MTV:

But also Fox:

As Ramesh Srivats pointed out on Twitter yesterday: 

Certainly worthy of inclusion in The best (and worst) media errors and corrections of 2012, which declared the following as the Correction of the Year

This year’s winner takes the award because of the strange and incorrect initial claim, the media-on-media nature of the mistake, and the witty correction offered as a result. The winner is The Economist for this:

Correction: An earlier version of this article claimed that journalists at Bloomberg Businessweek could be disciplined for sipping a spritzer at work. This is not true. Sorry. We must have been drunk on the job.

The above also deserves mention because Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel also drew attention to The Economist’s incorrect assertion on Twitter, which added even more humor to the mistake:

POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 13, 2012 AT 22:48 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 13, 2012 22:48 IST
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 Globally the media houses and their various arms have long ceased to have the respect they earlier have..

Given all this, it is time we moved to a new form of dispensing current news that completely eliminates the middleman called news media.

And that will also bring greater democracy and objectivity in the process of news coverage.

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