March 26, 2010

INSTAPUNDIT GETS RESULTS: Last night I noted an error in a Seattle Times story about “vandalism” at Rep. Driehaus’s office — vandalism that couldn’t have occurred because the window through which a rock was allegedly thrown was on the 30th floor. Tonight I received this from the Seattle Times:

This is Leon Espinoza, executive news editor of The Seattle Times. A reader called us Friday afternoon after having seen some Web postings questioning the accuracy of a wire story we ran in Thursday’s paper.

We picked up the information in question from the Bloomberg News wire service. Today, our wire editor called Tim Mulvey, the spokesman for Ohio Democratic Rep. Steve Driehaus. Mulvey, who was quoted in the article, said he was misquoted about where the rock was thrown. When contacted, Bloomberg investigated and has since sent out a corrected version of the story. We are publishing a correction in print and have fixed the article on our Web site.

We take matters of accuracy extremely seriously. In the future, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly, by phone [] or via e-mail, [], so that we may take care of these matters more quickly.

That’s how it’s supposed to work. Thanks. And I didn’t even have to get Retracto on the case!

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