New York Times issues correction after calling Dick Cheney the president


Published September 11, 2014 4:42PM (EDT)

  (© Reuters Photographer / Reuters)
(© Reuters Photographer / Reuters)

The New York Times this week issued a correction for a story summary that referred to former vice president Dick Cheney as the president.

According to the official correction on the Tuesday story, "An earlier version of a summary with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president."

The idea of a Dick Cheney presidency, even for a fleeting moment in the online edition of the New York Times, made the following people feel super happy:


And this guy feel super sad:


h/t Mother Jones

By Katie McDonough

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