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Easter is hard for The New York Times; ‘What is this resurrection thingie?’

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http://twitter.com/#!/kirstenpowers10/status/318768781914669056

You can’t make this stuff up!

The NYT had to run a correction b/c they didn’t know what Easter was:nytimes.com/2013/04/01/wor…#cantmakethisup

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) April 1, 2013

Easter is hard.

NYT correction:An earlier version of this article mischaracterized the Christian holiday of Easter. (1/2)

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) April 1, 2013

NYT correction: (Turns out)[Easter] is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead, not his resurrection into heaven.(2/2)

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) April 1, 2013

Oh my. And, yes, that happened.

Can’t make this up: NYT issues correction on Easter, a holiday about which they apparently weren’t that familiar: nationalreview.com/corner/344374/…

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) April 1, 2013

NewsBusters has the original text of NYT Easter flub: newsbusters.org/blogs/clay-wat…

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) April 1, 2013

More from NewsBusters:

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection into heaven of Jesus, three days after he was crucified, the premise for the Christian belief in an everlasting life. In urging peace, Francis called on Jesus to ”change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace.”

The Times issued this correction:

An earlier version of this article mischaracterized the Christian holiday of Easter. It is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead, not his resurrection into heaven.

Mistakes happen. But this one is incredible.

@seanmdav @epovoledo It doesn’t help though that the correction is also wrong. It’s not a “Resurrection into heaven,” it’s an “ascension.”

— Matt Blumenfeld (@MABlumenfeld) April 1, 2013

Worse: The writer of the article is a reporter based in Rome, who frequently reports on the Vatican. No, really.

A NYT article by VATICAN REPORTER @epovoledo literally did not understand that Easter is about Christ’s resurrection from the dead.

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 1, 2013

Hi, @epovoledo. Was it you or your NYT editors who didn’t understand what Easter commemorated? nytimes.com/2013/04/01/wor…

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 1, 2013

Imagine a baseball reporter unironically referring to a home run as a touchdown. That’s what full-time NYT Vatican reporter @epovoledo did.

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 1, 2013

The mockery continues:

So nobody at the NYT knew what Easter celebrates???? Wow. nytimes.com/2013/04/01/wor…

— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) April 1, 2013

Incredible NYT correction: “An earlier version of this article mischaracterized the Christian holiday of Easter.” nyti.ms/YqzH6z

— Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) April 1, 2013

Lol. The NYT had to issue a correction because they don’t understand what this newfangled “Easter” is about. nytimes.com/2013/04/01/wor…

— Razor (@hale_razor) April 1, 2013

NOT an April Fool’s Joke: RT @kirstenpowers10 The NYT had to run a correction b/c they didn’t know what Easter was nytimes.com/2013/04/01/wor…

— Ray Hollenbach (@Hollenbach) April 1, 2013

Why doesn’t this surprise me? @escarry: NYT corrects its resurrection facts theblaze.com/blog/2013/04/0…

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) April 1, 2013

What is this thing called Easter? “@jamestaranto: Another awesome NYT correction (scroll to bottom). nytimes.com/2013/04/01/wor…

— Ken Booth (@KenBooth) April 1, 2013

RT @dts79: @kirstenpowers10Everybody knows [Easter is] when Jesus emerges, if he sees his shadow, we have 6 wks winter. like, duh. . .

— kirsten powers (@kirstenpowers10) April 1, 2013

Do we smell a hashtag?

@seanmdav @epovoledo @nytimes “The 4th of July apparently is not just some day in the summer.” #NYTimesCorrections

— Rory Oldham (@TheOneRory) April 1, 2013

@seanmdav @epovoledo @nytimes “Christmas is when Christians remember the birth of Santa Claus.#NYTimesCorrections

— Rory Oldham (@TheOneRory) April 1, 2013

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