Good Thing They Have All Those Editors

The Boston Globe got caught making up a story about a seal hunt in Canada that didn’t actually happen, and had issue a retraction and fire the freelancer who wrote it–although the story about the phony story comes from Reuters, so for all we know, the paper in question might actually have been the Birmingham News or Podunk Post.

But assuming that Reuters is accurate for a change, a question: what happened to the editors who approved it? Fact-checkers? You know, all those valuable tools (and I mean that in every sense of the word) who allegedly make Big Media “journalists” superior to us pajama types? Are they still on the payroll? And why weren’t their names publicized along with that of the fired freelance reporter?

Somebody notify Alex Beam. There’s print dreck in his paper.