WaPo Public Editor Apologizes for Wrong Blogpost Critical of WaPo

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The Washington Post’s public editor, Patrick Pexton, apologized Jan. 23 for an inaccurate Jan. 20 blogpost in which he criticized the Post for a failing the newspaper actually didn’t make.

According to Pexton’s Jan. 23 “oops” blogpost correcting his error, his original Jan. 20 blogpost “accused the Post of not running the Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings in print before the holiday and of only publishing them online.”

But, the newspaper did in fact “publish them in print” on two days, Jan. 15, and Jan 16, which was Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Pexton only reviewed the Post’s print edition on Jan. 14 for  his Jan. 20 blogpost.

He has since added an update to the original blogpost in which he corrects his claim and links to his apology blogpost.

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