The "Correction" we almost missed. Journalists and editors commit mistakes daily and their newspapers and tv carry corrections and apologies daily. As long as there's no malice intended, it's alright. When you rush for daily deadlines 24/7, you are bound to err.
There are mistakes which we consider "unforgiveable" because they involve carelessness and even recklessness. And when the issue is as sensitive as "Ketuanan Melayu", you can't blae readers if they think some editors or journalists may have their own hidden agenda to promote by making such mistakes.
The "Correction" is small, buried at the bottom of Page 2 on a long-weekend's Sunday edition of the paper, but it's there. What I would like to know is who was responsible for the boo-boo ... or was it deliberate?
The "mistake" on March 6. Read full article, and the original full speech delivered by the Raja Perlis, here.
And somebody please tell this blogger that he got inspired over a mistake, so sue NST!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Putting words in the Ruler's mouth
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