Skip to comments.Newsweek issues correction on Palin social issues story
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?
They know that “corrections” don’t mean a whole lot after the damage is done.
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.
That's why they're called "drive by media."
Were sorry that Sarah Palin is a b*tch ...
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
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.
Newsqueek gets it wrong? From their typewriters to no one’s ears. Hard to believe they still use selectrics. LOL
Newsweek is owned by the same folks who own the Washington Post.
They could release a Special Issue of nothing but corrections.
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.
That’s kind of my thought. The mud can’t be un-slung, and Newsweek knows it.
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.
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.
Will those scumbags from Newsweak be on Olbermann’s show with this retraction? He spent 20 mins on this story one night bashing her.
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.
Newsweek and Katie Whats-Her-Face just pretending to unring the bell.
“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.
There are no words left to describe the vicious olbermann. I predict that one day he will get what's coming to him...
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.
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.
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.
Mark for later read