Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Isn't the Truth Worth It?

In an editorial piece by CAROLE LEIGH HUTTON, the Detroit FREE PRESS PUBLISHER AND EDITOR found at this link:

she issues a mea culpa for a recent Mitch Albom article that had factual errors.

The cure for this serious ill was a series of measures to help make sure things like that never happen again. One of the items listed was this:

"Begin a program of random post-publication fact-checking to look for inaccuracies that slip through our multilayered editing process."


If certain facts about a story cannot be substantiated, WHY IS IT THEN GOING TO PRINT????

Sure, it may take more time and it may delay a story but ISN'T THE TRUTH WORTH THE EXTRA TIME????


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