The Correct Way To Fix Mistakes

Patrick Frey (Patterico’s Pontifications) gets a chance to serve up a well thought out and deceptively blistering criticism of the Los Angeles Times in, of all places, The Los Angeles Times.

Has anyone ever said something about you that wasn’t true? Something that, if people believed it, would significantly damage your reputation? How would you feel if you saw that falsehood printed on the front page of the Los Angeles Times? Would it make things right if the paper later retracted the false statement – with a brief correction buried inside the paper?

For some, this is not a hypothetical question.

[Read the rest]Credit L.A. Times Sunday Opinion editor Bob Sipchen with having the fortitude to open up the pages of his paper to its most vocal critics.

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