Count the errors

David Paulin
Once upon a time, the New York Times was called "the paper of record." Clearly that is no longer the case for reasons that go beyond political bias. Below find  a correction to an article concerning Texas Democrats.

CORRECTION:

U.S.

A column last Sunday about the plight of Texas Democrats, and how they have become the political equivalent of the often-struggling Baltimore Orioles, contained several errors.

The Orioles won their division once in the 1990s, not twice. (They were the wild-card team in 1996 and then won the division in 1997.)

Ann Richards defeated Clayton Williams in the 1990 Texas governor's race - not George W. Bush. (Mr. Bush defeated Ms. Richards in her re-election campaign in 1994.)

And though Ms. Richards and Earl Weaver, the former Orioles manager, might very well enjoy comparing notes about what went wrong with their respective "teams," they would not be doing so in heaven. Mr. Weaver, unlike Ms. Richards, is still alive.  (Go to Article)


Once upon a time, the New York Times was called "the paper of record." Clearly that is no longer the case for reasons that go beyond political bias. Below find  a correction to an article concerning Texas Democrats.

CORRECTION:

U.S.

A column last Sunday about the plight of Texas Democrats, and how they have become the political equivalent of the often-struggling Baltimore Orioles, contained several errors.

The Orioles won their division once in the 1990s, not twice. (They were the wild-card team in 1996 and then won the division in 1997.)

Ann Richards defeated Clayton Williams in the 1990 Texas governor's race - not George W. Bush. (Mr. Bush defeated Ms. Richards in her re-election campaign in 1994.)

And though Ms. Richards and Earl Weaver, the former Orioles manager, might very well enjoy comparing notes about what went wrong with their respective "teams," they would not be doing so in heaven. Mr. Weaver, unlike Ms. Richards, is still alive.  (Go to Article)