Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Associated Press ...

... specialist in Revisionist History.

I link to this because it is just the sort of thing journalism doesn't need and needs to guard against. God, getting your facts straight isn't even lesson No. 1. It's the premise of the whole enterprise. You read this, and then you read some grouchy print journalist gabble on about the careful fact-checking and skilled editing that distinguishes the work of print journalists from bloggers ... and what do you think?

1 comment:

  1. The sad, and perhaps shocking, part of this is that it should have been an obvious mistake to anyone familiar with the subject. (And if they weren't familiar with the subject, why were they writing and editing it?)