Maybe Ms. Wente could hire "Linda" or (one of the other unemployed BAs regularly featured in her columns) to give them a quick once over. If the UPI report is to believed, there looks to be another little problem with quotes here.
Margaret Wente: Warren Buffett doesn’t think so, either. “The modern slot machine is one of the best ways to remove money from suckers known to man,” the legendary investor, who opposed casinos in his home state of Nebraska (and won), told reporters during an annual shareholders meeting. “It’s a terrible way to raise money. … It’s a tax on ignorance. I don’t like the idea of the government depending, for certain portions of its revenue, on hoodwinking citizens.”
Al Swanson, UPI: "It's a terrible way to raise money," Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, told 19,500 shareholders in Omaha this month. "It's a tax on ignorance. ... I don't like the idea of government depending, for certain portions of its revenue, on hoodwinking citizens."
Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger called the modern slot machine "one of the best ways to remove money from suckers known to man."
Update: Not sure when it happened, but another correction has been appended to Margaret Wente’s column to address the quotation error noted above. I think that makes 12 (though there are likely the same number that haven’t been addressed). It reads:
Correction: Thursday print edition and earlier online versions of this column incorrectly attributed a quote to Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett. In fact, the statement “The modern slot machine is one of the best ways to remove money from suckers known to man” was made by Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman Charlie Munger.