Aug
10
2010

The NY Times DOES Correct Op-Eds!

Today we learn that the New York Times does indeed print corrections if an op-ed writer makes an error:

An op-ed article on Sunday about Arizona and immigration mistakenly suggested that javelinas are pigs. They are peccaries.

Now, if someone were to, say, flagrantly misrepresenta "poll" that is the entire premise of an op-ed–as FAIR documented in this alert–would the paper correct that piece? We're still waiting to find out….

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.