One of these things is not like the other

I’ve been criticizing The New York Times a lot recently. But, to my defense, they’ve been printing a lot of dumb things recently. Check out this write up of Stranger, a Korean drama:

‘Stranger’ (Netflix) The murder mystery “Stranger” has less of the usual awkwardness and obviousness of many South Korean dramas as well as another big advantage: It stars the immensely likable Bae Doo-na as a fearless cop.

That’s a little rude, but nothing to be truly outraged about, right? Well, that’s not what they originally printed.

‘Stranger’ (Netflix) Full disclosure: this is an affirmative-action slot, recognizing the ubiquity and popularity of South Korean dramas. The murder mystery “Stranger” has less of the usual awkwardness and obviousness (yes, I know, cultural differences) and it has two other advantages over most K-dramas: It’s only eight episodes long and it stars the immensely likable Bae Doo-na as a fearless cop.

Yikes. At least they offered this at the bottom of the article:

Correction:

In earlier version of this article misstated the number of episodes in the murder mystery “Stranger.” It has 16 episodes, not eight.
They had enough sense to remove the stupid affirmative action bits, but not enough to own up it, I suppose. Classic Liberal Media™ hard at work!