Remember back in August, when Chronicle Columnist Chuck Nevius erroneously claimed local drag entertainer Peaches Christ had appeared at a church event with a crucifix-shaped dildo? At the time we called it, "Quite Possibly The Greatest Newspaper Correction Ever." Now that we've arrived at that time of year when writers everywhere eschew their day jobs in favor of listing things in arbitrary order, the media watchdogs at the Poynter Institute's Regret the Error blog have named Chuck Nevius' false accusation among their Best and Worst journalism errors of the year.

That infamous correction again:

Beyond Castro church's drag-queen fuss, Aug. 16, Bay Area, C1

C.W. Nevius' column about Most Holy Redeemer banning drag queen performers incorrectly stated that entertainer Peaches Christ appeared at an event at the church's hall with a dildo shaped like a crucifix. He did not appear at the event, nor does he use the prop.

While Nevius didn't win Poynter's Error of the Year (that honor goes to CNN and Fox News for incorrectly reporting Obamacare's individual mandate had been struck down.), the Jimmy Buffet-loving, tattoo-hating columnist did get a runner-up nod, falling on the list right below a correction in which the New York Times misidentified one of the My Little Pony characters and a facetious correction about "Ferris Bueller's sister."

Anyhow: congratulations are in order!

Previously: Chuck Nevius on SFist
[Regret the Error]
Hat tip: Bay Area Observer