Washington Post: No Correction, But You Can Have a Reprint of the Article!

After I demolished a Washington Post article that tried to link Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline, the Post promised Koch a correction. That correction has yet to appear, but in the meantime, the Post’s “authorized content management agent” has offered Koch reprints of the article, as a “unique and powerful marketing opportunity.” You can’t make this stuff up. Here is a screen shot of the email; click to enlarge:

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The email refers to “making sure you comply with The Washington Post’s stringent editorial and copyright guidelines.” Translation: you have to buy reprints from the paper; if you make them yourself, you may get sued. It’s too bad the Post doesn’t have “stringent editorial guidelines” that apply to its reporters.

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