The New York Times is developing a habit of correcting its errors as quietly as it can without calling attention to itself. In its hit piece on GOP candidate Marco Rubio and his lavish-beyond-his-means lifestyle, for example, the Times quietly changed Rubio’s lavish Ford F-150 sport utility vehicle to a pickup truck without noting the fix.
Writer Staci D. Kramer noticed a much bigger error today that deserved a much more transparent correction. Those police officers in the Tamir Rice case? The grand jury decided that they will be indicted after all in connection with his shooting death. No, wait: they won’t.
— Staci D Kramer (@sdkstl) December 28, 2015
Fortunately the incorrect version never made it to print, which also gives the New York Times the ability to slap a big old “CORRECTION” right next to the headline. It might not look stylish, but it would be much more fair to readers.