Credibility of newspapers, part 2

The Las Vegas newspaper contained two glaring errors Saturday, but only one warranted a correction in the paper today:

“A Saturday story on job growth contained an error. Nevada’s private sector job growth, not public sector job growth, ranked second in the nation last year.”

The story online was fixed.

The headline that said the Charleston gunman obtained his gun illegally, though the story said it was purchased legally, did not warrant a correction.






16 comments on “Credibility of newspapers, part 2

  1. Steve says:

    The RJ’s political columnist does not “lower” himself to reading the comments people post on his opinion pieces.

  2. I read that somewhere. On twitter I think.

  3. In today’s piece he salivated all over Bernie’s manifesto like Pavlov’s dog, so he wouldn’t want his doctrine challenged by reading what real people outside his Fifth Column cell think.

  4. Steve says:

    I read it. And your comment in the replies. Fitting.

    He’s a Bernie Sanders man. Frankly, I find only two candidates actually talking about governing and government. One is Bernie Sanders (Penn Jillete says the same thing about him, so I consider myself in good company on that)
    The other is Rand Paul.

    I would like to see a Rand Paul/Bernie Sanders ticket for President and Vice President….in that order.

  5. Sorry, but I couldn’t think of a more frightening ticket than that one…

  6. Steve says:

    That is the point, change is frightening.
    And THAT would be REAL change.

  7. That would not be real change…it would be a full blown fuster cluck.

  8. Steve says:

    Now, ask yourself who would make up an opposition ticket?
    How would such a frightening ticket effect any opposing candidates?
    I think such a ticket would really push this country to the polls for a change. One way or the other.

    Think about it, Bernie Sanders is the epitome of the establishment, old, angry white guy and Rand Paul is everything opposite. Moreover, those two are really the only people in this race talking about doing the job instead of talking about platitudes and generalities.

  9. Steve says:

    And, you should know by now. The RJ’s political columnists does deign to read the posts made on his scribblings.
    He considers the instant feedback beneath his level and refuses to read any of it.
    So does the other political commentator from this state…that one with the PBS show.

  10. Barbara says:

    HighFlyinBrien I would have to agree with you. That ticket would be frightful.

  11. Thanks Barbara…for a moment I thought I might be the one wandering out in the tall sagebrush.

  12. Winston Smith says:

    The Rand/Bernie Show would certainly be entertaining, and pretty much all current assumptions about government would be challenged. It’s be like calling Rotor-Rooter…

  13. Steve says:

    I knew Winston would get it!

  14. Steve says:

    Gotta hand it to Steve Sebelius, Glenlilivet is good.

  15. Steve says:

    Glenlivet….damned phones!

  16. (Yes it is…gave a bottle to my postman for Christmas!)

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