Here is a trail of woe; a massive mess of misidentification and misinformation by mainstream media muckety-mucks.
Following a complaint about several errors to the managing editor of the Deseret News, the newspaper with the second-highest gain in audience in the country, made one correction.
But the other four errors remain. One, a syndicated error by the New York Times, appears in another Times story, as well.
Another of the Deseret News errors originated with the Los Angeles Times. The false American history is even uncorrected on the LA newspaper’s website. Some guy at da Times named McManus writes, “Who’s the hero? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), for opposing a proposed constitutional amendment to allow limits on campaign spending — and potentially put the American Future Fund out of business.”
The Republican party is not the majority party, so Senator McConnell is not Majority Leader. In fact, he has never been the majority leader.
Linking (unbelieveably) to Wikipedia, Johanna Neuman writes, “’Tackling fraud and abuse is one of the issues that can and should form the basis of a bipartisan, step-by-step approach to healthcare reform,’ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday, ‘not as a hook to drag this monstrous bill over the finish line.'”
Seriously: Wiki. Flipping. Pedia.
Another doozy, by ace scribe and Letters to the Editor editor Paul Thornton: “They have vilified the president ever since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to make Barack Obama a one-termer.”
As if the senator has the power to set the agenda.
Rookie Kim Geiger writes, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) excused himself early, and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) waved the issue away after reporters trailed him in pursuit of a response.”
In April, LA Times’ keyboard finger-flapper Robin Abcarian led with, “What is wrong with the New York Post?”
Abcarian has a problem with attribution. The LA Times and the New York Times have a problem with the Associated Press (and math).
What is “wrong” with the Los Angeles Times?