What merits a “correction” by the MSM? (Robert Parry)

RARE HONESTY:
The Politics of ‘Corrections’
by Robert Parry
Originally published in ConsortiumNews.com earlier yesterday, 25 March 2010

Perhaps nothing measures the imbalance of media and political power in the United States better than the decision-making by major news organizations about when to issue “corrections.”

The bottom line is this: When the American Right is offended, the “corrections” come fast and are sweeping, even in highly dubious situations. Sometimes heads roll.

But when the American Left feels aggrieved, the “corrections” are slow and grudging, often very narrow in scope and still misleading. Nobody is likely to get punished.

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