In Which CD Apologizes for Lambert Being Once Again Prematurely Correct
The Washington Post appears to have changed an already published article without noting the change. The original article started out:
President-elect Barack Obama's transition team has agreed to accompany Treasury Department officials to meet with Capitol Hill leaders to help the Bush administration gain access to the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue package, government sources familiar with the matter said.
With lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressing heated opposition to granting such a request, Treasury officials have come to realize that they need the president-elect's help to obtain the rescue money and are actively engaged with his aides, the sources said.
This can be confirmed via Huffington Post, with their habit of just using the first couple paragraphs of an article then linking to the original if you want to read the rest. Here's what the Washington Post article now says:
Treasury Department officials are laying the groundwork for seeking the second half of the $700 billion financial rescue package from Congress and have approached President-elect Barack Obama's transition team in an effort to gain access to the funds, sources familiar with the matter said.
With lawmakers on both sides of the aisle expressing heated opposition to such a request, Treasury officials have come to realize that they need the president-elect's help to obtain the rescue money, the sources said.
There's nothing in the article to indicate that it was changed, when it was changed or why it was changed. Did the Obama team object to the original article and they changed it? If so, shouldn't they issue a notice of correction, rather than just changing the story?
What's that about "rough treatment from the press" again? Oh well, you can't spell "vision" without revisionism, or something. Ian's such a nice guy, heh. Correction? What's that? That's when Debbie Howell tells readers the reason the WaPo is losing market share is because they're not conservative enough, silly.