Keeping the media straight

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” was published in 1843 on December 19th.

(An event mentioned by our very own UGA Almanac keeper.)

NPR’s morning news program observed the anniversary by noting that:

the Ghost of Christmas Past has been rattling his chains since 1843… .

This morning the host read some letters from listeners including one who


What the Dickens! I’d always thought that it was the ghost of (Scrooge’s

partner) Marley who rattled those chains.

NPR acknowledged that it had erred.


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