NewsNovember 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

Hey Maureen Dowd, We’re Not Penn State

Homegirl is trashing our reputation! The mistake has been corrected on the Timeswebsite, but seriously, world, stop confusing us with the brouhaha at Penn State. Maureen Dowd, if you’re reading this, you should apologize to our entire University immediately. Then come give an awesome talk on campus to make up for it.

Update: Per our commenters (always on their A-game!), it appears the end of her column’s still got us confused:

I can only hope that by the time Anthony’s parents work up their nerve to have what they call “the conversation” with him about his fallen idol, St. Joe and the other Penn scoundrels will have been ignominiously cast out of what turns out to be a not-so-Happy Valley.

Update, 1:16 p.m.: The Times finally fully corrected the online version! We’re still mad though.

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By Pat on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

The online version still refers to “Penn” at the end of the column.

“St. Joe and the other Penn scoundrels will have been ignominiously cast out of what turns out to be a not-so-Happy Valley.”

Time to start printing up those NOT PENN STATE tee shirts of old!

By NYT Eds on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

They made another correction to the article!

“I can only hope that by the time Anthony’s parents work up their nerve to have what they call “the conversation” with him about his fallen idol, St. Joe and the other Penn State scoundrels will have been ignominiously cast out of what turns out to be a not-so-Happy Valley.”

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: November 9, 2011

An earlier version of this column used the wrong shorthand for The Pennsylvania State University. It is Penn State, not Penn.

By bigkahuna on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

Not the first time that Maureen Dowd knows nothing about she often rants about. I am sure it won’t be the last!

By penn on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am By Penn Ten on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am By DT on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am By Don on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

That there exists ONE person at the NY Times who doesn’t know the difference between the two schools…

Too late for Halloween, but still, Scary!

Would someone call this bizarre person so as to tell her that there are 50 states (Alabama, etc.).

That might be her next mistake in print, 2nd only to the ongoing one – cranking out a column that now advertises the senility of its author.

By Win1 on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am By Penn on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am By Poker Chick on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

Scoundrels! Let’s hammer their offices with toast.

By lol on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am By SEAS_alum on November 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

Those New York Post [sic!] columnists always get things confused.

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