Just the facts: Redux

Just in case you were worried that the Alessandra Stanley piece on Cronkite wasn’t the least factual piece ever published by the New York Times, yet another correction to the story came out a couple days ago. 

I know.  You think I’m kidding, but I’m not. 

It reads:

Correction: August 1, 2009
An appraisal on July 18 about Walter Cronkite’s career misstated the name of the ABC evening news broadcast. While the program was called “World News Tonight” when Charles Gibson became anchor in May 2006, it is now “World News With Charles Gibson,” not “World News Tonight With Charles Gibson.”

Just for the record, the story now has better than a 4:1 story:correction ratio.  This would seem to indicate that every fourth word of the story was inaccurate. 


Thanks to twitter.com/stephenprosapio for alerting me to the latest correction.