The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple corrected his story “National Enquirer has done far worse” about the National Enquirer’s publication of a photo of Whitney Houston in her coffin, Media Bistro’s Fishbowl LA reported.
Wemple’s article argued that despite much criticism of the Enquirer for publishing the photo, since the photo was from her funeral, which 300 people reportedly attended, there wasn’t a high expectation of privacy. However, the photo was from “a funeral-home viewing of Whitney Houston” and not her funeral. Media Bistro’s Fishbowl LA called the error a “massively embarrassing flub” and noted that readers let Wemple know of the error through Twitter and the article’s comments.
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The correction reads:
“The photos that leaked to the Enquirer came from a funeral-home viewing of Whitney Houston that was apparently restricted to a smaller circle than was the funeral. That consideration changes completely the privacy expectations outlined below. My most sincere apologies to all.”