Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Tale Of Two Hities

Scott Johnson looks at the Star Tribune's shifting standards in another excellent piece at Power Line:

In their Sunday Star Tribune story, Paul McEnroe and Rochelle Olson blow the whistle on Alan Fine for an expunged arrest that was never even charged by a prosecutor. Star Tribune reader's representative Kate Parry now claims that the Star Tribune has "corroborated" the charge leading to Fine's expunged arrest, even though it has done little more than recycle the underlying allegation. In 1982, the Star Tribune denounced the disclosure of Marlene Johnson's adjudicated shoplifting charge -- a charge that had been tried to conviction before a judge -- as scurrilous.

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