April 27, 2003

JESSE WALKER NICELY CORRECTS an error from his USA Today piece on Iran. That’s one of the nice things about a blog: fast’n'easy error corrections. God knows when, if ever, he’ll be able to get USA Today to run the correction. And it’s another good reason to have your Big Media pieces link to your blog!

I didn’t even catch the error when I read the piece, because — seeing what I expected instead of what was there — I read it as saying that Iran isn’t as oppressive as Saddam was, which is true, rather than as saying what it actually said. So for me, at least, it was harmless error.