PredatorGate: Response to WaPo Boehner Statement Inquiry

 

As I noted in my previous post, there is a link for emailing the reporters on the Washington Post story. So I took the opportunity to email them. Here’™s the almost immediate reply I received (edited only to remove responder’™s name and contact information, and to spamproof ASZ’™s email address):

Re: Message via [...]

Commentary By: Richard Blair

As I noted in my previous post, there is a link for emailing the reporters on the Washington Post story. So I took the opportunity to email them. Here’™s the almost immediate reply I received (edited only to remove responder’™s name and contact information, and to spamproof ASZ’™s email address):

Re: Message via washingtonpost.com: Changed paragraph

From: xxxxxxxx(at)washpost(dot)com

To: allspinzone(at)yahoo(dot)com

Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 13:05:10 -0400

Thanks for writing. We stand by all versions of the story, which changed edition-by-edition as the evening progressed and more reporting was done. That’™s all I can tell you. thx. xxxxx

‘”’“Richardwrote: ‘”’“@yahoo.com>

To: xxxxxx(at)washpost(dot)com

From: Richard (allspinzone(at)yahoo(dot)com)

Date: 09/30/2006 01:00PM

Subject: Message via washingtonpost.com: Changed paragraph

Richard sent the following message:

Why did the paragraph regarding Leader Boehner’™s comments change, with no reference to the original quote to Boehner from Hastert?

Did Boehner originally tell you ‘œHastert assured him ‘we’™re taking care of it.’™ ‘ or not? If he did, then the original statement (from an editorial and journalistic ethics perspective) must remain in the article.

A simple yes or no answer to my core question will suffice. Thanks in advance for your reply.

The reporters who wrote the story stand by their original reporting.

Fini.

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