Tuesday, October 18, 2005

He was George Washington, not Albert.

Many people, including me, have asked the question: "What's wrong with the New York Times?" From Jayson Blair to Judy Miller, the once grand grey lady appears to be floundering in its own ineptitude.

Perhaps a correction in today's edition offers a clue (6th item):
A museum entry in the Spare Times listing of Weekend on Friday, about television programs that inspired the film "Good Night, and Good Luck," at the Museum of Television and Radio, misstated the given name of the CBS broadcaster who made them. He was Edward R. Murrow, not William.
Good lord. What are they teaching in journalism school these days? When a national newspaper of record can't get the name of "the most distinguished man in the history of broadcast journalism"right, how can I trust them to get the news right?
Oh, that's right. I don't.


portia said...

Well, Ralph, at least you'll never run out of fodder for your "Corrected Corrections" entries as long as the NYT continues to go to print. You really should make it a daily column at HH.

Nevertheless, it's an excellent movie about William's brother. See it now.

KJ said...

Wasn't he a pirate?

spd rdr said...

Wise guy.