One of my favorite crusader's for truth over at Media Culpa has finally convinced Macleans to correct their story about the "10,000,000 Finns who died under Stalin". Its taken months for them to do it, and they probably wouldn't have bothered if a Finnish magazine hadn't called them out. Here's the correction:
CORRECTION: In the original version of this story we said that 10 million Finns died under Lenin in the 1917 civil war. The correct figure is 37,000. We regret the error.
Except that too is a bung-job:
Just a couple of problems with this: the original article did not say that 10 million Finns died under Lenin “in the 1917 civil war”. In fact, even the closing paragraph correctly places Finland’s civil war in 1918, not 1917 (and at any rate, Lenin did not rule Finland - formerly a protectorate of Sweden and later Russia, one of Lenin’s first acts when he took power in October 1917 was to grant Finland independence in December 1917). The 1918 civil war was therefore not fought “under Lenin”.
And here: Mark Steyn's wholesale re-purposing of Mark Steyn articles.
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