Usually Friday afternoon/evening, depending upon your timezone, is when news organizations dump news they don’t want you to see. Because you, after having worked all week long, are fresh out of craps to give. So, right on time, The Washington Post, who is having all of their butt cheeks sued by Nicholas Sandmann of SmirkGate, dropped this little editorial correction:
The Post has issued an Editor’s Note about updates to its initial coverage of the Jan. 18 incident at the Lincoln Memorial: https://t.co/rhzKZ1715K
We’ve also deleted this Jan. 19 tweet in light of later developments. For more, see the Editor’s Note. pic.twitter.com/O7qCSnBMPO
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 1, 2019
Here’s a bit of that Editor’s Note:
A Washington Post article first posted online on Jan. 19 reported on a Jan. 18 incident at the Lincoln Memorial. Subsequent reporting, a student’s statement and additional video allow for a more complete assessment of what occurred, either contradicting or failing to confirm accounts provided in that story — including that Native American activist Nathan Phillips was prevented by one student from moving on, that his group had been taunted by the students in the lead-up to the encounter, and that the students were trying to instigate a conflict.
If The Washington Post was a gif:
Running with a false story like what The Washington Post did, to teenagers none the less, was a horrendous thing to do. To teenagers none the less. Yes, repeated on purpose.
Here’s hoping Sandmann chooses a better tagline for WaPo. Or he can keep “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” Might be fitting for what might befall the “news” organization after Sandmann’s lawyers have their way with them, no?