Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Ernie Would Not Be Pleased

The Wall Street Journal today ran a thoughtful editorial on the Newsweek imbroglio that contained the following passage:

Long gone are the days when AP's Ernie Pyle -- an ace reporter by the standards of any era -- could use the pronoun "we" in describing the Allied struggle against the Axis.


How true. Except that this great journalist worked for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain, not the AP. I have asked the Journal to correct its error. Let's see what they do. Hopefully they'll be more forthcoming than the New York Times, which has steadfastly refused to correct a worse error.
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