Slug This Story "Oops"
As I tracked down the story on this fake advertisement , I was reminded of something that Bob Woodward asked me eight months ago: Do obit writers check to make sure the people we write about really are dead? When he first got to the Post, his old pal Carl Bernstein said that reporters at the Washington Evening Star used to call in fake obits as a joke.
Anybody can make a mistake, but we do fact-check. And I suspect that after this incident in the classified ad department, they will fact check "in memoriams" too. BTW, here's the retraction ad.
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