Never let the facts get in the way of getting the paper out

I’m not sure what the deadline is these days for the Sunday edition of the Las Vegas paper’s opinion section, but the facts in one column were a bit dated.

The paper carried a front page LA Times story about the Oregon campus shooting that reported the gunman killed nine and wounded nine before killing himself. Previous news accounts said he was killed by police but that was updated about 1 p.m. Saturday with a coroner’s report.

On the cover of the Viewpoints section the political columnist reported the gunman killed nine and wounded seven “before being gunned down by police.”

If that isn’t enough, the online version of the column posted just after midnight had a third version, saying the gunman killed 10 and wounded seven without ever saying who killed the gunman — accurate as to the number killed by the gunman.

I think it was Yogi Berra who once bragged that he gave every reporter a different account of events so that each would have an exclusive. Maybe it was in honor to Yogi. That’s the ticket.

 

rj1a

 

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One comment on “Never let the facts get in the way of getting the paper out

  1. Steve says:

    Lacking a knowledgeable, experienced editor….

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