Oops? The New York Times corrected a May 25 article that “misidentified” information about a newspaper editor’s wife with a woman being charged with prostitution.
The story reported on a police raid at a health spa in Albany, N.Y., leading to an arrest for prostitution. “The spa’s owner is the wife of the investigations editor at the local newspaper, The Times Union,” the New York Times reported, noting that the editor in question, J. Robert Port, claimed the police were looking into the spa “in retailiation for crtiical coverage” (which the police deny).
The correction reads :
“An article in some editions on Friday about a prostitution raid at a spa connected to an Albany newspaper editor misidentified, in some copies, the woman who caught the attention of the local sheriff’s office weeks earlier and who later moved her business to Albany. She is Bin Cheng, the wife of the newspaper editor and the spa’s owner; she has not been accused of a crime. It was not Mia Lin, a masseuse who worked at the spa’s Albany location and was charged with prostitution.”