Early Bird Corrections

Phil Carter notes, as did I, that this morning’s “Early Bird” (DoD’s superb press clipping service) leads off with Corrections. After a lengthy analysis debunking possible reasons for doing so, he concludes,

The Pentagon should stop obsessing over newspaper corrections, and it should move these back to the bottom of the Early Bird where they belong. It simply doesn’t make sense to have them at the top, and it sends a dreadful message about priorities within the top ranks of the Pentagon.

I must admit, it’s an odd decision on the part of the editors of Early Bird. While I can understand wanting to highlight the fact that the press sometimes gets it wrong on military matters, the Early Bird’s target audience already knows that.

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