Monday, September 15, 2008

Media Bias, Part XXIII

The Washington Post still hasn't bothered to correct this bogus anti-Palin story. But it apparently recognizes it was wrong to claim that Palin blamed Iraq for the 9/11 attack. So what's the WaPo's remedy? Hiding the ball: the Post re-wrote the web version without printing a correction or altering the false headline ("Palin Links Iraq to Sept. 11").

Just another day for the liberal media. Long ago, they shifted goals from "objectivity" to "liberalism" becoming "a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democratic party." Indeed, press and party are indistingushable--even to them.

Yet the MSM still thinks it's king. As Jonathan Adler says at the Volokh Conspiracy:
Whatever one thinks of the Post's reporting here, it should at least acknowledge that it changed the story's text to fix an error. If we bloggers are expected to disclose substantive revisions to our blog posts, shouldn't the MSM be held to the same standard?
They should but aren't. So when Republicans and reporters collide, bring your own photographer.

(via Instapundit)

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