Correcting an LA Times Headline in Its Ramadi Follow-up Story
Marines deny airstrikes used against insurgents in Ramadi
The corrected headline should be:
No Airstrikes Occurred at Ramadi, and We Don't Have the Integrity to Acknowledge Our Original Error in Reporting Them
Here's a reminder of original LAT headline and subheadline in its original Nov. 15 story:
Iraqi residents say US airstrike kills 30Victims include women and children, witnesses in Ramadi say. The military has no immediate comment.
The current LAT story claims that even more civilians were killed:
Recent interviews by a Times correspondent in Ramadi supported earlier eyewitness accounts of civilian deaths during the clashes.
"The actual number eventually reached 35 people, including children and women," said Yasir Hussein, 40, a Ramadi electrical worker. Hussein said the initial tally of 30 dead increased as injured people died of their wounds.
Memo to LAT reporter Solomon Moore: It's been over six weeks since the incident in question. Has anyone bothered to get the list of victims' names for verification purposes?
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.