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Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Dutch and Danish, punching above their weight: a Loop correction

Correction: Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler was outraged early Tuesday morning by a column item that highlighted a “Dutch TV broadcast that pokes fun at President Obama’s penchant for complimenting foreign dignitaries by saying that their country “punches above its weight.”

The television fact-checker in the hilarious video, Thomas Buch-Andersen, “was speaking Danish!” Kessler wrote in an e-mail. “That’s why he starts with the example of the Danish prime minister.”

Kessler knows Dutch when he hears it, since he comes from a distinguished family in the Netherlands. (Seems the fact-checker brotherhood is global.) In any event, our humble apologies to the Dutch, the Danish and everyone else who may have been slighted.

Well, he didn’t give us another Pinocchio. And, besides, at least we got the first letter of the country right.

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