On Saturday, The Washington Post ran an item on a college class about HBO's The Wire. "There is nothing that makes me more optimistic about the future of the country," Wire creator David Simon reportedly said. Which is almost right.

Via Balloon Juice, the Post's correction:

Corrections: Wire Creator Not Actually Optimistic At All

A Names & Faces item in the Nov. 27 Style section, about a Johns Hopkins University course based on the HBO drama series "The Wire," misquoted the show's creator, David Simon, who visited the class this semester. According to Simon and the Baltimore Sun, he responded to a student's question about hopeful signs for her generation by saying, "There is nothing that makes me optimistic about the future of the country." The Names & Faces item incorrectly included the word "more" before "optimistic."

[via Balloon Juice]