Meteor Blades had a post about newspapers and their failure to correct errors.
Of course, you will never see a "correction" like that in the Times or any other U.S. newspaper. In fact, you never see that many corrections at all because they're either buried or don't appear, period. A year ago, Scott Maier, an associate professor at the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, concluded from his research that fewer than 2 percent of factually flawed articles are corrected at dailies.
Considering that Daily Kos's front pagers fail to correct their errors, that is rank hypocrisy.
Earlier this year we had a front pager say West Virginians were too racist to vote for a black candidate.
The press, however, will lap up the talking points of the pundits, Clinton spinners (and Republicans) that losing Kentucky and West Virginia means that Obama won't do well with White voters, when it really means voters in Appalachia aren't ready to vote for a Black candidate, even though in most of the rest of the country they are.
Since DHinMI has had the audacity at times to claim that he was not referring to racism, I'll point out the headline of his post was: "How Kentucky, West Virginia and Racism Could Screw Up the Clinton Exit"
But the white vote in West Virginia was the same as the white vote nationally.
Vote by race
White voters 43 percent Obama
Vote by race
White voters 41 percent Obama
Then we had front pagers routinely refer to red counties that included Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and other areas not in Appalachia as Appalachian (here's just one example).
When errors are pointed out to the front pagers not just by me, but also by other readers, no corrections are printed.
Meet the new media - same as the old media.
I've put off writing about the hypocrisy of the Daily Kos front page waiting for the writers to correct themselves. They haven't.
In mid November, kos wrote
Wait, there is another reason I bring this up. The assertion made, that Latinos wouldn't vote for an African American, had seriously ugly undertones -- that we Latinos were too racist to vote for a black man.
Here was my reply.
Now I've never denied racism isn't a problem here. But as I've pointed out time after time, it's a problem everywhere. The exit polling proved that racism was no more of a factor than the national number.
While it's important to hold the traditional media accountable, it's also important to hold the new media accountable as well.
Update: Off to run errands. Been trying to depart and keep getting sucked back into the comments.