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Newsweek issues correction on Palin social issues story
WThrockmorton.com ^ | 9/16/08 | staff

Posted on 09/16/2008 6:10:46 PM PDT by pissant

Katie Paul at Newsweek alerted me that Newsweek printed a correction to their story claiming that Palin cut funding for teen mothers and the state WIC program. I blogged about it here and had extensive conversations with Alaska officials about the claims. Ms. Paul was also diligent to work with Alaska officials to correct the story once I made her aware of the facts.

Here is the correction (at the end of page 2):

Clarification (updated Sept. 11, 2008) : A number of readers have challenged the assertion in this story that Gov. Palin “cut by 20 percent the funding for Covenant House Alaska, a state-supported program that includes a transitional home where new teenage mothers can spend up to 18 months learning money management and parenting skills.” In fact, she did not cut existing funding, but rather trimmed by $1.1 million funds the Alaska legislature had allocated for Covenant House Alaska this year for a capital construction project. We have also clarified the original wording which implied that Palin had voided the entire Women, Infants, Children (WIC) program. This was not our intent; Palin voided $15,840 the legislature had allocated for a WIC provider.

Now when is the Washington Post going to correct the Sept 2 story that started the teen mom claim?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: demlies; demsmearmachine; enemedia; hatinpalin; mccainpalin; medialies; mediascum; msmlies; newsweak; newsweek; palin; palinrecord; sarahnoia; wapo; wic
These dumb bastards have a whole lotta correcting to do.
1 posted on 09/16/2008 6:10:46 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

They know that “corrections” don’t mean a whole lot after the damage is done.


2 posted on 09/16/2008 6:14:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Troopergate" - The Revenge of the Alaskan Good Old Boys Club.)
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To: pissant
Katie Paul at Newsweek alerted me that Newsweek printed a correction to their story claiming that Palin cut funding for teen mothers and the state WIC program. I blogged about it here and had extensive conversations with Alaska officials about the claims. Ms. Paul was also diligent to work with Alaska officials to correct the story once I made her aware of the facts.

Once the damage is done, the corrections are practically meaningless. Newsweek is part of the liberal biased MSM, and practically worthless IMO. I have not read it for years; even when I on occasion take a look at Newsweek, I soon return it to the coffee table because I find it repulsive.

3 posted on 09/16/2008 6:18:25 PM PDT by olezip
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To: FlingWingFlyer
. . . don’t mean a whole lot after the damage is done.

That's why they're called "drive by media."

4 posted on 09/16/2008 6:19:39 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: pissant

We’re sorry that Sarah Palin is a b*tch…...


5 posted on 09/16/2008 6:22:39 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: pissant

I think I saw it posted under the Classified Ad section of yesterday’s paper.

Look for an ad that starts:For sale, 1999 Ford Tuarus, 4 door. Newer brakes, CORRECTION:Palin Cuts to Social Program
Not as Drastic as Reported, 147,667 miles. Great car for
short distances.”


6 posted on 09/16/2008 6:24:26 PM PDT by justkate
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To: pissant

Newsweek shouldn’t bother correcting previous errors. They’re not the publication of record in any measure and will likely be out of business within 20 months.


7 posted on 09/16/2008 6:28:37 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Newsqueek gets it wrong? From their typewriters to no one’s ears. Hard to believe they still use selectrics. LOL


8 posted on 09/16/2008 6:31:52 PM PDT by healy61
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To: olezip

Newsweek is owned by the same folks who own the Washington Post.


9 posted on 09/16/2008 6:38:23 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: pissant

They could release a Special Issue of nothing but corrections.


10 posted on 09/16/2008 6:40:32 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Stand Up For Chuck 2008!)
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To: healy61
The very act of publishing a correction indicates an inflated self opinion. Nobody cares if they're right or wrong.
I'll bet $10 the magazine is out of business in less than 2-3 years and the W Post will be not too far behind them.
11 posted on 09/16/2008 6:42:27 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I'll bet $10 the magazine is out of business in less than 2-3 years and the W Post will be not too far behind them.

One can certainly hope they will be. But given the government's current rate of bailing out businesses, it would not surprise me to see a Newsweek bailout when things get tough.

12 posted on 09/16/2008 6:45:45 PM PDT by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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To: pissant
I thumb through one at the doctor's office and it reminded me of why I canceled my subscription back in the 80’s.
13 posted on 09/16/2008 6:47:45 PM PDT by kempo
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That’s kind of my thought. The mud can’t be un-slung, and Newsweek knows it.


14 posted on 09/16/2008 6:58:46 PM PDT by DemforBush (Palin! Palin! Palin!)
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To: mlocher
A bailout of publishing/news gathering companies had occurred to me as a possibility, what with all the big newspapers falling flat and laying off. Fortunately, the news business (as presently defined) doesn't seem critical to the welfare of the American people. I suspect we'll eventually have four or five national newspapers with regional editions, more or less like the WSJ. This will be funded by stockholders, not government, which is as it should be. I wish them good luck.
Little neighborhood and small town newspapers will continue to do OK, merged, but OK.
15 posted on 09/16/2008 7:00:21 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I suspect we'll eventually have four or five national newspapers with regional editions, more or less like the WSJ

Your observation is very astute. This is in line with the rule of 3, as defined by Prahalad. (Rule of 3 is that in any industry, there will be 3 "big" players and several niche players. Just the natural evolution of markets.) This rule works well and promotes efficiency. It cannot be gotten around by government intervention (e.g. Chrysler in the late 1970s). Government intervention merely delays the inevitable.

16 posted on 09/16/2008 7:06:10 PM PDT by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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To: kempo

I canceled my subscription after the “Koran in a toilet” farce (and the resultant deaths in the Muslim riots).

Haven’t missed it one bit.


17 posted on 09/16/2008 7:07:55 PM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: pissant

Will those scumbags from Newsweak be on Olbermann’s show with this retraction? He spent 20 mins on this story one night bashing her.


18 posted on 09/16/2008 7:08:15 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (No Obama, No Way, No How)
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To: pissant; All

If Newsspeak was staffed by actual “journalists” and was managed by people who cared enough to be true and objective “journalists”, the “error” would never have happened and no apology would have been needed.

Newsspeak is not in the business of journalism.


19 posted on 09/16/2008 7:08:43 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: mlocher
I suspect there are sufficient printing plants around to run various editions of newspapers for the next 20 years. WSJ really led in this endeavor.
When Des Moines, for example, can no longer support the Des Moines Register, it might publish a big regional newspaper that has yet to be named. It will be mailed, rather than carried by paper boys, and eventually go completely on-line. This step toward non newsprint news will actually provide more jobs in the industry.
20 posted on 09/16/2008 7:16:36 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: pissant

Newsweek and Katie Whats-Her-Face just pretending to unring the bell.


21 posted on 09/16/2008 7:19:37 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: pissant

“Ms. Paul was also diligent to work with Alaska officials to correct the story once I made her aware of the facts.”

If Ms. Paul was so darn diligent in the first place this would not have happened.

It’s like a lawyer saying something in court and then retracting it. It doesn’t matter, the damage was done. Intentionaly

What a piece of solid human waste this person is.


22 posted on 09/16/2008 7:22:20 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Drill Baby, Drill - Drill Thrawl)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Will those scumbags from Newsweak be on Olbermann’s show with this retraction? He spent 20 mins on this story one night bashing her.

There are no words left to describe the vicious olbermann. I predict that one day he will get what's coming to him...

23 posted on 09/16/2008 7:26:55 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: pissant; All

So Governor Palin must need a huge staff to point out errors, smears, discrepencies, etc. While Obama / Biden dont even have to worry about being vetted. Pathetic.


24 posted on 09/16/2008 7:29:11 PM PDT by wingsof liberty
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To: pissant

We’re back to this agaiu, are we? I thought Rush Limbaugh had finally put to bed in the 80s the idea that cuts in budget projections were real cuts.
Newsweek is back at it again. Palin “cuts” WIC because she increases the amounts it gets but not as much as liberals hoped for.


25 posted on 09/16/2008 7:57:52 PM PDT by jwalburg (I live in the 57th state.)
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To: pissant

I hate WIC. I would like to know how my Mom and Dad were able to “make our formula” and pay for it themselves back in the 1960’s without WIC. Seeing as they had 4 children and my Dad raised cattle and chickens. Now almost every child is on WIC and most births are payed for by the STATE and most are on Medicaid. A multi-millionaire children are on Medicaid. I do not know how they pull that off by I saw their children in the office and they had Medicaid.


26 posted on 09/16/2008 8:36:37 PM PDT by therut
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To: None

Mark for later read


27 posted on 09/17/2008 2:51:48 AM PDT by MathDoc
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