Hey @CBCCommunity, storify this:
The Associated Press issued a formal retraction of a photo it published that claimed to show that a large lake had formed at the North Pole due to global warming.
In its retraction, the AP admitted that not only was the “lake” simply a small melt-pond but that it was natural, not due to global warming. The AP also admitted that the “lake” wasn’t even at the North Pole, explaining that the monitoring station where the photo was taken had drifted hundreds of miles to the south.
Previously from our taxpayer-funded media:
— CBC News Community (@CBCCommunity) July 25, 2013
Original story not updated yet and title remains: North pole turned into lake from global warming
UPDATE – August 12, 2013: Apparently my daily constant Twitter-bitching to the @CBCCommunity has met with success…
Thanks for pointing this out @mooseandskwerl. We're just adding a correction right now. We regret the error. ^ay
— CBC News Community (@CBCCommunity) August 12, 2013
And I thank all those who retweeted my rants because that’s the real reason CBC has finally posted a correction. Of course, they still use the term “lake” for what is actually a small, naturally-occurring melt-pond, but it’s better than nothing.