Friday, May 23, 2008

Resist the Siren Song of Factual Accuracy

A few days ago something strange and foreboding occurred.

The New York Times published corrections for 2 of it's opinion columnists.

William Kristol and David Brooks were publicly corrected on the same pages that originally published their factual errors.

This is an editorial folly that cannot be allowed to take root in the pages of Canadian print media.

Who would write for the National Post? What would Marcus Gee do? Would we have any newspapers at all?

Write to your favorite publisher now and demand that factual accuracy never be considered mandatory for Canadian newspapers or forever lose your right to read false and misleading drivel.

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