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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dept. of Corrections Dept.: David Simon is not optimistic

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 2:59 PM

The blog Balloon Juice picked up on a correction from today's Washington Post, in relation to a gossip item about Treme (and The Wire) creator David Simon.

If you go to the original WashPo story, you find this note, which is opaque and no fun at all:

An earlier version of this story misquoted David Simon. This version has been corrected.

So what was the correction? Take it away, Balloon Juice:

A Names & Faces item in the Nov. 27 Style section, about a Johns Hopkins University course based on the HBO drama series "The Wire," misquoted the show's creator, David Simon, who visited the class this semester. According to Simon and the Baltimore Sun, he responded to a student's question about hopeful signs for her generation by saying, "There is nothing that makes me optimistic about the future of the country." The Names & Faces item incorrectly included the word "more" before "optimistic."

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