Friday, August 29, 2014

Guess what! Another correction...and it's not correct!


A couple observations come to mind. One, is this appears to be a chronic problem. Two, it seems that Mr. Persaud is getting his information from sources who either "think" they know, and they don't. Or, he is specifically and purposely being given misleading information.

Would this surprise anyone? It doesn't surprise me. And then, to top it all off, this correction itself is wrong. Nadine Burns is the treasurer of the Lake Worth Yes group. Herman Robinson is the head of the Lake Worth Yes group. And Herman is not a developer, which was yet another correction.

Something has to change here. It has become a matter of trust.

7 comments:

JR said...

“The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.”
http://blogs.spjnetwork.org/region3/
Chris Persaud is the treasurer of the Florida Pro Chapter Society of Professional Journalists.
He knows how to do good journalism.
JR

Jewell Hellcat said...

Sad Wes that including your volunteer work for the city and community you now volunteer to be an editor for the Palm Beach Post. Call and ask for a free subscription.

Anonymous said...

This reporter wouldn't last 2 weeks at the Tampa Bay Times (the best newspaper south of Washington D.C.) who has a respected news editing department----it shows in the papers content. Our paper of record has a small news editing department ergo the sloppy local content. If you remember the great purging at the Post years ago it was the news editing department that took the biggest hit.

Anonymous said...

Wes, you are absolutely correct the Post named me as being a officer of the pac. I was not.

Loretta Sharpe

Katie said...

No trust , No P.B. Post

Anonymous said...

It has to be an honest mistake. There's no way any of the naysayers would ever knowingly or willfully disseminate misleading information. Ever.

Anonymous said...

It speaks volumes about the PB Post that there is no basic fact-checking on their part. There is no reason for this sort of mistake.