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:
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.