Reuters: The Ginger Rogers of Syndicated News
|Like Colored and Minded|
Agence France-Presse (AFP) yesterday disseminated to its client list a headline and photograph caption labeling sex scandalized and self-ousted New York Governor Eliot Spitzer an (R), when he is in fact a (D) -- emocrat.
They then responded -- to correspondence on the subject of their error and the error itself -- rather meekly.
AFP having only corrected their copy -- leaving myriad errors strewn throughout the print and web worlds -- left wide open the possibility that others would follow their poor suit.
And indeed someone has.
Perhaps the folks at Reuters are avid AFP readers. For they have today -- following AFP's Fred Astaire lead -- labeled Spitzer as an (R).
The conspiracy theory that exists of the media gathering together in one large clutch to plot their bias is not at all true.
It is not that the many members of the media are of one mind -- it is that they are of many tiny like-minds.
Many thanks to Fred W for the neighborly assistance.