An instance of journalistic integrity

So I saw this:

And my first reaction to it was AAAAUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHH, the same as thousands of other people, apparently.  But

Oh.  Still a typically clownish thing for Trump to say in a disaster-response speech, but not quite as clownish as it was originally described.

I saw this corrective info because the original reporter, Christina Wilkie, retweeted it and then paraphrased it in a tweet of her own.

And I was pleased.

I wasn’t pleased that Trump beclowned himself — that’s normal.  I was pleased that a journalist with an obvious anti-Trump stance would let the facts ruin a good anti-Trump anecdote, instead of letting the narrative stand, facts be damned.

Integrity is too rare not to be applauded when it appears.


Originally posted on August 29, 2017.

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