The best New York Times correction ever

Correction: December 30, 2011

An article on Monday about Jack Robinson and Kirsten Lindsmith, two college students with Asperger syndrome who are navigating the perils of an intimate relationship, misidentified the character from the animated children's TV show "My Little Pony" that Ms. Lindsmith said she visualized to cheer herself up. It is Twilight Sparkle, the nerdy intellectual, not Fluttershy, the kind animal lover.

Navigating Love and Autism [NYT via Kerri Hicks.]

Update: Kat Stoeffel of The New York Observer reports on the the background story behind the correction, and the journalistic attention to detail it represents.

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