August 27, 2002
Perkins error corrected

Blah3 reports that the San Diego Union-Tribune has posted a correction (scroll down) to syndicated columnist Joseph Perkins' claim about DNC attack ads. Perkins had come across one of the "Money" ads on the Blah3 page and had written a screed accusing the DNC of producing these ads and planning to run them in "selected" congressional districts.

I have to say, I've trashed more than one post after coming to the conclusion that the facts I started with were either wrong or unverifiable. I'd consider it to be profoundly embarrassing if I made a claim like Perkins did and found out later that not only was I wrong but that I could have prevented my error with five minutes' worth of Google searches. How is it that a guy who puts out one or two columns a week, for which he presumably has an editor, can live with himself after publishing something so ludicrously wrong?

Anyway, you can read more about this here in the Blah3 archives.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on August 27, 2002 to Websurfing