Correction: Billions, schmillions
The quote, which actually may not have been uttered by the great man, came to mind this morning when several sharp-eyed readers noted that I incorrectly stated here the price paid for the Minneapolis Star Tribune when McClatchy bought it in 1998. The value should be $1.2 billion, with a B. Not $1.2 million, as I originally wrote it.
Thanks to all of you who were kind enough to write in. This proves conclusively the value of copyeditors, if ever there were any doubt.