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Correction …

Results … Yesterday most of this newsletter was about a column by Mediaite’s Jon Street that contained a factual error about Conservative Review and other coverage of Rudy Giuliani’s remarks about the payment to Stormy Daniels. This morning, after first fighting back against the presentation of facts, Street corrected his errors and changed the focus of his article. Here is an archived copy of the original column.

As the Daily Caller’s Peter J. Hasson and I showed, nearly every factual assertion made by Street was unsupported by the facts. Street’s new argument seems to be yes the publications covered this, but not as much as he would have liked them to.

It may have been best to own up to the mistakes in an editor’s note and leave his original column for transparency. But I’m not Street’s editor, as he’s not mine.

Whoops … The Washington Post editorial board has egg on its face today, after publishing an editorial slamming George Mason University for allegedly letting the Koch Foundation have a say in faculty employment decisions. The Koch Foundation doesn’t have such a say. The Daily Caller’s Christopher Bedford highlighted the correction in a tweet. What it boils down to is that the foundation has the ability to help in staffing decisions for a think tank, The Mercatus Center, which it funds at the University. So the big story is scary conservatives that fund scary think tank get say in scary think tank’s staff. Ooh, the horror.

They’d like a mulligan … If NBC News could rewind and do last week over again, it probably would. The Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold outlines how last week truly was “NBC’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.” You’ll remember that last week the outlet had to correct a story on surveillance of President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, had to contend with employees saying they felt forced to stand up for Tom Brokaw, who is facing accusations of sexual misconduct, and had to contend with Joy Reid’s past homophobic blog posts. It was not the best week over at 30 Rock.

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