The other day I was a big jerk and pointed out that CNN doesn't seem to have any idea whatsoever about how turbocharged engines work. Or, really, engines at all. Possibly any moving objects. CNN must have listened, because now they're really sorry about that.

The original article has been entirely re-written, and there's this editors' note in the new article as well:

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article contained a number of inaccuracies, for which we apologise. Christina Macfarlane and Rachel Wood, who prepared the television story, were in no way responsible for those inaccuracies. You can watch their report at the top of this article.

So, CNN, apology accepted. To be fair, I never mentioned Christina Macfarlane or Rachel Wood in the article, so I'm glad they somehow had nothing to do with the inaccuracies in the article with their names on it. I'd also like to apologize for any sexist comments made on the post by readers, because I don't believe gender's a factor here at all. I know plenty of women who know how cars work. And it's not magic exhaust steam.


We're all good now. The greater public now knows that turbo F1 engines aren't perpetual-motion, coal-fired steam gurneys, and I think CNN's apology contains an unspoken promise to not post such poorly researched crap anymore.

Which does sadden me, a bit. Articles like that are always a blast for us.