August 08, 2004

Letter to the Paper XXVII

The Annenberg Center's site writes about the Swift Boat Veteran's for Truth ad and, unhappily, seems several days behind the facts:

Doesn't it embarrass you folks that George Elliot has been saying for days that the Boston Globe article you cite misquotes him and he stands by his Swift Boat Veterans for Truth affidavit while you make no mention of that fact? I don't expect you to run lockstep in spin or interpretation but I would expect an organization entitled Fact Check to keep up with the facts.

Be fair and cite the August 6 Houston Chronicle article claiming his "retraction" hit the Boston Globe as a result of reportorial error. You can find the Houston Chronicle article on the web here:

The press release denying the Boston Globe report went out the same day as the story (August 4). As of my writing, that's 4 days ago.

I wonder when they'll fix the article with the new facts as they evolve? This is a gut check time for Annenberg.

Posted by TMLutas at August 8, 2004 09:38 AM