Friday, January 30, 2004

I've always wondered about that too

Stuart Buck catches the Washington Post in an error about which judge wrote a legal opinion and muses:
Which leads to a broader point: Whenever newspapers write about a subject I'm deeply familiar with, they usually get things wrong. Things that aren't even debatable, and that can be easily checked. It makes you wonder how you can trust what they report about, say, the situation in Iraq, or other subjects that are much more complicated than the simple question of which judge wrote an opinion in a particular case.