Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New York Times corrects its correction with a correction

This correction in the New York Times was appended to an article about tax evader and chief presidential consultant on race Al Sharpton's march on Washington. The reporter mixed up Michael Brown and Darren Wilson, got the Trayvon Martin story wrong, and even misspelled his name in an earlier correction. This is what the most famous newspaper in the land uses for reporters?

"Correction: December 13, 2014. An earlier version of this article misidentified, on second reference, the person who was shot in Ferguson, Mo. It was Michael Brown, not Darren Wilson. An earlier version of this article also referred incorrectly to the shooting of Trayvon Martin. He was killed by a civilian, not by a police officer. In addition, an earlier version of this correction misspelled Trayvon Martin’s given name as Travyon."

Scroll to the end, past the opinion that passes for news: http://www.nytimes.com/.../thousands-march-in-washington...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was subcontracted to Rolling Stone?