We have long ripped the New York Times as the ultimate in biased, hard-left news coverage. But as red ink has compelled one layoff after another, and the paper’s management has become ever more comically inept, the situation has deteriorated. The New York Times now lacks the basic competence to put out a newspaper. Yesterday’s edition featured this correction to an article on the nationwide Michael Brown/Eric Garner demonstrations:
Correction: December 13, 2014
An earlier version of this article misidentified, on second reference, the person who was shot in Ferguson, Mo. It was Michael Brown, not Darren Wilson. An earlier version of this article also referred incorrectly to the shooting of Trayvon Martin. He was killed by a civilian, not by a police officer. In addition, an earlier version of this correction misspelled Trayvon Martin’s given name as Travyon.
But that’s not all. Today’s corrections include this one:
The Strategies column last Sunday, about how holiday retail sales may have been affected by recent demonstrations against racial injustice, referred incorrectly to the death of Eric Garner after a confrontation with the police on Staten Island. He died after being placed in a chokehold; he did not die in a shooting.
It is apparent that the Times no longer employs editors. Evidently, no one reads the paper’s articles before they appear in print. Will the last employee to leave the New York Times please turn out the lights?