Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thank goodness for layers of fact-checkers and editors at the Miami Herald

From the Miami Herald corrections department:
A story in Sunday's Miami Herald incorrectly stated that Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter voted to shift millions of dollars in insurance risk from the owners of the Florida Panthers to the public at a time her husband lobbied for a Panthers-affiliated company. Ritter was not at the meeting when the measure passed. We regret the error.
Jeez.

UPDATE: At the Sacramento Bee, a turban-powered helicopter!

UPDATE #2: From a former Kansas City Star copy editor -- it's going to get worse at McClatchy newspapers and other media.
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15 comments:

Les Weatherford said...

Expect more of this as the Zell/Singleton attitude toward copy editors spreads through McClatchy and other media chains.

(Full disclosure: In November, I lost my job of 22 years on The KC Star copy desk. )

Anonymous said...

Nothing personal Les but judging from the false, misleading, and down right invented content that was passing through the KC Star, it sure didn't appear that they were using you all anyway.

Which one of the girls was it that posted the phony story during the La Raza campaign about how the NAACP would be pulling their convention in solidarity? Turned out she just made it all up and had not even contacted the NAACP.

That was one of those light bulb moments when one had to realize that the Star was no longer a legitimate news organization.

Anonymous said...

The Miami Herald is trying to destroy Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter. They print breathless story, after breathless story. Everyone knows the drill by now. They just caught lying THIS time. I could not possible know if Stacy Ritter is guilty of one thing because of the sloppy liberal reporting at the Herald. Most people I know would say, “If the Herald is against it, I’m for it! That is how bad they are.

Anonymous said...

There is no reason to save the Miami Herald, it is a swamp of incompetent leadership.

Anonymous said...

Simply differentiating themselves by lying more rabidly?

But how are the trinkets of the guy who bumped his head on the helicopter, or tried to break into that white building through the window selling?

Anonymous said...

You have to ask yourself--how could a reporter "miss" the "fact" that an elected official WASN'T present--and then accuse them of voting. It's unreal--I hope that reporter got fired. That is too big of an error to make. I wouldn't trust another word he/she writes. Awful.

Anonymous said...

I think someone at the Herald is just spewing out venom. I can’t think this sort of tripe is supervised by anyone. Half of the Herald articles are like tales from the Twilight Zone. Only the lowest form of life believes anything they write. No wonder MNI wants to dump this loser.

Anonymous said...

What is that about people in glass houses?

Bhahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Les, I am very glad to have an experienced editor here. I am not a journalist, and I respectfully have a question I think you can answer. Sometimes there is a grabber heading placed above a story, that is not really describing the article. Does an editor write those teasers, and how can they be misleading, and not about the actual article? (‘Teasers’ or whatever they are called.)

Anonymous said...

Do you think Gary Pruitt longs for the days when people wrote articles like this about him??

http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=3078

Anonymous said...

Do you think Gary Pruitt longs for the days when people wrote articles like this about him??

http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=3078

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I read the article. Boy, those were the days huh? Kind of like the Dot Com boom.

They don't or can't write em like that any more.

Six years later, all but gone.

Only waiting for the crappers final gurgle now.

Anonymous said...

The parking lot for sale has more value than the Herald building in total.

Anonymous said...

Well, when you think about it. The parking lot deal has 3 times the value of McClatchy as a whole.

Anonymous said...

This is so disgusting.
Unbelievably disgusting.

Comment:
"Take a look at this Miami Herald front page.
This is so hateful, I wonder if it is a hoax?"

http://tinyurl.com/afbko4

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and the very next day they would expect you to believe that they were still a legitimate news organization.

I think that they thought they could rehabilitate their reputations. That seems to be the thought process of the socialist/marxist of today.