"Did you honestly expect them to print a correction?" PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 07 November 2011 17:58

Fairly long ago, we described a previous post, "On 'Structural Dishonesty'" (12 July 2008) on another blog.

We documented an instance when the National Review (... "Conservative commentary on American politics, news and culture" ...) could not bring itself to publish a dissenting letter, much less a correction, regarding a "talking point" - a false "talking point" - in one of its opinion pieces.

The description and summary drew this retort:

Did you honestly expect them to print a correction?

Well, no, of course not. To paraphrase a respected former work supervisor, we weren't born last weekend.

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