In theory, we all makes mistakes: This morning, on the op-ed page, the New York Times corrected Monday morning's world-class groaner.
In theory, everyone makes mistakes. This is the text of today's correction, which is basically hidden in the Times on-line format:
CORRECTIONThe Times has also corrected Blow's graphic, which contained the howlers in question. For our initial report, click here.
A chart accompanying Charles Blow’s column on Monday, about Donald Trump’s prospects for rebranding his campaign, misidentified the respondents to questions about Mr. Trump’s honesty and trustworthiness and their level of excitement about his candidacy. The respondents were Republicans only, not voters in general.
In theory, everyone makes mistakes. That said, some mistakes are more mistaken than others.
It's hard to imagine how the original graphic got composed. It's surprising to think that an editor viewed it and didn't see anything wrong.
The Times is in a class by itself. We'd call it our silliest newspaper—silliest and most foppish.