Well, this is a fascinating twist. I am learning about the media from the other side for the very first time, and it is not hard to see why there’s skepticism and growing mistrust.
Politico got it wrong. And then The Page got it wrong because they grabbed it from the Politico. And then TPMElection Central got it wrong because… You see where this is going.
Guess how many of these reporters bothered to call me before they posted that Elizabeth Edwards was either heading up our coalition or headlining our launch event.
When you’re a reporter, a little fact-checking goes a long way.
She’ll be there, speaking on behalf of Center for American Progress Action Fund, and we’re thrilled to have her. But to say she’s headlining the launch – let along heading up the campaign – is just not true.
Mark corrected his headline, and Greg has too (which I definitely appreciate). But in the day and age of instant publishing, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to make sure you’ve got the info right before you put it out there.
And as an aside, how many times does Politico have to get it wrong before people starting taking notice?