The Examiner’s update shows the Times request for comment was wholly appropriate and unremarkable, but the continuing existence of this story suggests perhaps it wasn’t.
That false premise will continue to arm opponents of the press, including Trump, long after this correction.
The story’s problem wasn’t that it lacked context.
It was that it damaged journalism in the United States by depicting the most mundane and routine practices in journalism as a national scandal and allowed the country’s most anti-press president to weaponize that fallacy.
Put that in the correction, @dcexaminer.
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