From the immediately preceding BoingBoing.net article:
"The NYT is admirable in its attention to detail when it comes to corrections. But it's funny how the specifics here (perhaps unfairly!) paint it as unbelievably unhip, as if these names were fringe-culture obscurities....."
I think the exact same thing can be said about BoingBoing.net now. BB is unbelievably unhip.
BB's journalistic and geek cred both take serious hits when you post poorly sourced rumors from a paper like The Daily Mirror.
And sadly my cred, when I'm fool enough to re-post your reports on my Facebook. Fortunately my friends immediately warned me not to trust the 'news', which had been bouncing around for months. Shame on you and on me. Thanks to the other commenters who've crowd sourced better journalism in the Reply thread than the original article.