Which puts me two up on the lavishly funded - and arguably less prestigious - New York Times:
Another Bad Slip for 'NY Times': Katrina Victim UnmaskedI guess what we all need to become accustomed to is the fact that the Times staff's intent is more important than are the facts. It's clear that George W. Bush's destruction supercedes the maintenance of journalistic standards.
By Editor & Publisher Staff
For the second time in less than a week, The New York Times today admitted to a serious error in a story. On Saturday it said it had misidentified a man featured in the iconic "hooded inmate" photograph from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Today it discloses that a woman it profiled on March 8 is not, in fact, a victim of Hurricane Katrina--and was arrested for fraud and grand larceny yesterday.
As it did in the Abu Ghraib mistake, the Times ran an editors' note on page 2 of its front section, along with a lengthy news article (this time on the front page of Section B). Again mirroring the Abu Ghraib episode, the newspaper revealed a surprising and inexplicable lapse in fact-checking on the part of a reporter and/or editor. (link)