Patterico's Pontifications

4/15/2005

Another Scheer Correction

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 6:36 am



It’s yet another correction to a Robert Scheer column:

Pope — A Tuesday commentary on Pope John Paul II’s opposition to the Iraq war said William J. Bennett accompanied Michael Novak on a trip to the Vatican. Bennett was not on the trip.

Props to Bill Quick for having figured this out.

Another hit for those four experienced Times editors.

6 Responses to “Another Scheer Correction”

  1. ” Pope — A Tuesday commentary on Pope John Paul II’s opposition to the Iraq war said William J. Bennett accompanied Michael Novak on a trip to the Vatican. Bennett was not on the trip.”

    Was he in Vegas?

    actus (e137d7)

  2. Nah, I think he went up to Chico.

    Matt Peterson (30aec1)

  3. In case you didn’t see this story on LA Times problems, here’s a link:

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000884011

    Note that Trib CEO says they hope to stem circulation declines, not that they will try to turn things around. Not encouraging to investors.
    Also, note he says there were no factual errors in GM coverage.

    Ken Hoover (606e0d)

  4. Hey Paterico, how bout’ that 5% crash in circ. just announced by Tribune Co. Their ship is taking on water fast.

    Allan Bartlett (b09161)

  5. Which One of the Four Layers Wrote This Piece of Dreck?
    For the RecordA Tuesday commentary on Pope John Paul II’s opposition to the Iraq war said William J. Bennett accompanied Michael Novak on a trip to the Vatican. Bennett was not on the trip. This is the sum total of…

    Daily Pundit (f342d6)

  6. Interesting the LAT didn’t mention the author of the “commentary”. Two thoughts: (1) leaving out the author makes it harder for the reader to track back to the op-ed piece and figure out the context or significance of the error; (2) leaving out the author makes it harder for LAT readers or critics to determine the frequency of errors by the esteemed Scheer. If readers kept seeing his name attached to corrections, they might actually ask why this hack still gets column inches every week.

    Kyle (dca2a1)


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