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July 19, 2006


"...especially when he's writing in a major newspaper."

I certainly hope you didn't mean to imply that getting the facts right is less significant when one is blogging, or for that matter, when writing in a less significant newspaper.

Isn't this a minor error? It pales compared to Anne Kornblut 180 degree misinterpretation of Hillary Clinton's remarks in the NYT recently.

It's not the biggest deal in the world, but an error is an error, and it should be corrected. As for Seth's comment, getting the facts right is important all the time, but readers' expectation of accuracy is generally higher for newspapers (ie they trust them more) and it's harder to correct misinformation from newspapers (you can't just fix the mistake as you can with a blog).

It's not the biggest deal in the world, but when you're stock in trade is false equivilence you need to point it out.

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