December 12, 2013

‘Correction of the Year’: HuffPo Item Originally Called Hawaii an ‘Island Country’

Filed under: MSM Biz/Other Ignorance — Tom @ 9:26 am

The due diligence at the intractably liberal Huffington Post is apparently far, far less than perfect.

The following correction currently appears at a HuffPo puff piece (HT Twitchy) by Hillary Miller about actor Bill Murray and actress Emma Stone paying a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Hawaii: “CORRECTION: A previous version of this article referred incorrectly to Hawaii as an independent country.” The original text, as carried at another web site, follows the jump:

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Hawaii is an “island country.” Who knew?

Obviously not the U.S. troops who were attacked at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, when Hawaii was a U.S. territory.

If Hawaii really were an “island country,” Barack Obama, who was born there, could not be a natural-born U.S. citizen.

Michael Cannell calls this the “Correction of the Year.” It’s hard to argue with that.

Cross-posted at NewsBusters.org.

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