16 July 2005

Molly Ivins gets it right


Anyone who writes publicly is going to get something wrong every now and again. When an error is discovered, you can deny there is any error, or deny that's what you meant, or deny that you wrote what you wrote, or attack those who are pointing out the error. See Ann Coulter for examples. Or you can do the right thing, admit the error, and print a correction.

Molly Ivins made a really big mistake — she claimed that the latest Iraq War has killed more Iraqis than Saddam Hussein ever did — but when called on it she printed this retraction. (You'll have to scroll down until you see "Crow Eaten Here".) Hats off to her.