When did the media stop running corrections?

When did the media stop running corrections?

[Ed. – This is becoming a commonplace. After the Trump campaign refuted a Politico story claiming Ric Grenell was joining the Trump campaign, Politico doubled down on its claim. And yet the media are insulted when they are accused of spreading fake news.]

Last week, Vanity Fair had nice little scoop, or so it thought. Gabriel Sherman, whose title is special correspondent, authored an article premised on a major bit of news – investors aligned with Donald Trump Jr. had purchased a stake in the pro-Trump, conservative news outlet One America News Network (OANN).

This was news to Charles P. Herring, president of OANN’s parent company, who fired off a letter to Vanity Fair owner Conde Nast demanding a retraction and an apology.  …

Vanity Fair quickly recast Sherman’s story without acknowledging its error: “This post has been updated to include a denial from Blackstone, and to reflect comments received after publication by Charles P. Herring, president of Herring Networks, OANN’s parent company.” In sum, Sherman based his piece on a premise that was wrong, and Vanity Fair merely acted as if all the story needed was a minor update.

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