Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Accuracy Counts

In the spirit of "journalistic integrity," I need to be "transparent" and disclose that Michael Barbaro of the New York Times contacted me to let me know that the tie he purchased at Wal-Mart was actually blue, not red (I should have guessed). If I had known, maybe I could have called the post "Devil With a Blue Tie On" or maybe "I'm in a Blue York State of Mind." Oh well.

By the way, Marshall Manson did not direct me to say that Barbaro's tie was red. Just chalk it up to my poor vision. They had the lights turned down in the Embassy Suites meeting room. I think they were afraid Chris Kofinis was going to show up and join the Q&A (was that G. Gordon Liddy out in the hallway working security?)

I feel ashamed at this careless mistake and hope Mr. Barbaro doesn't think any less of us pro-Wal-Mart bloggers because of me.

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April E. Coggins said...

I am shocked and saddened that Mr. Barbaro and the New York Times would choose to magnify their lack of diversity and human insensitivity. Some people are color blind. Why do large corporations, especially the ones who control the media, continue to stigmatize helpless minorities? When will Mr. Barbaro and the New York Times stop hurting the handicapped people in our society? What's next, pushing over people in wheel chairs?

Uncle Bubba said...

Hey I want that tie ! Tell Mike I'll give him his $ 11.99 back for it.