D'oh! WaPo Mistakenly Suggested Public Enemy Rap Group Were 9/11 Truthers

<p>Oops!</p><p>&quot;A Nov. 26 article in the District edition of Local Living incorrectly said a Public Enemy song declared 9/11 a joke. The song refers to 911, the emergency phone number.&quot;</p><p>That's the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/02/AR200912... target="_blank">text of a correction</a> the Post published yesterday to amend an error made in Akeya Dickson's article, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/25/AR200911... target="_blank">&quot;A note of hope from voices of experience: Public enemy reaches out to homeless youth in D.C.&quot;</a></p><p>Here's how the corrected portion now reads:</p><blockquote><p>Public Enemy has earned notoriety with more than 20 years of politically charged music about fighting the power, challenging racism and declaring that 911 was a joke. </p></blockquote><p>&quot;911 Is a Joke&quot; was a hit rap single in 1990 and the third track on Public Enemy's 1990 album, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_a_Black_Planet" target="_blank">&quot;Fear of a Black Planet.&quot; </a> The song was critical of slow response times from the 9-1-1 emergency dispatch service.<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_a_Black_Planet" target="_blank"><br /></a></p><!--break-->

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