At the Post, still no correction: On Tuesday morning, Gene Robinson made a plain misstatement.
Robinson is a Pulitzer winner. His claim appeared in the Washington Post. See THE DAILY HOWLER, 8/7/12:
ROBINSON (8/7/12): Romney did release his 2010 tax return, and he promises to release the full 2011 return when it is completed. No recent presidential candidate has tried to get away with such meager disclosure.Please. Surely, Robinson knows the highlighted statement is wrong. But so what? Two days have passed, and the Washington Post has issued no correction. No correction appears in the Nexis archive. No correction has been affixed to Robinson's column on-line.
Robinson’s inaccurate claim helps him advance an argument he prefers. Pulitzer winners (and others) are permitted to do that. The truth doesn’t have to appear.
Since Robinson’s column appeared, we have seen at least three other major liberals making the same bogus statement. Remember what Tom Schaller recently wrote? “Despite an earnest Google search,” he said he had “failed to find any comparable examples of political or societal ignorance that favor the left.”
“Comparable” is a useful term. To review Schaller’s claim, just click here.
The Post does issue corrections: It isn’t like the Washington Post doesn’t do corrections. This morning, in its suburban edition, it offers this inoffensive pair:
WASHINGTON POST CORRECTIONS (8/9/12): In some Aug. 8 editions, a photo caption with the continuation of a Page One article about two children caught up in the attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin misidentified a woman at a vigil in Rockville. She is Chhavi Bhargava of Oakton.“The Washington Post is committed to correcting errors that appear in the newspaper,” the paper claims, beneath those corrections.
A photo caption with an Aug. 8 Sports article about the University of Maryland football team's training camp said that junior quarterback C.J. Brown attended Seneca Valley High School. It should have made clear that the school is not the one in Germantown. It is in Harmony, Pa.
Maybe the Washington Post should just correct that statement!