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2017-10-09 Home Front: Culture Wars
Politico with the mother of all corrections last week
[WashingtonExaminer] As a journalist, it's always painful to see corrections published. When a story requires two corrections, it's humiliating. When it requires three, people have a right to ask what's wrong with you.

Enter Politico.

In an article this week, titled "Puerto Rico's Tragedy Was Years in the Making," freelance journalist Alejandra Rosa alleged that known associates of wealthy libertarians Charles and David Koch had a hand in getting Congress to establish Puerto Rico's fiscal control board. She alleged that the board reduced the island's minimum wage rate to $4. Rosa also wrote that the U.S. Congress imposed austerity measures on the unincorporated island.

None of this is true.

Politico published an embarrassing 125-word update eventually, which read:

Corrections: An earlier version of this article stated that associates of the Koch brothers proposed and lobbied Congress to pass the law establishing Puerto Rico's fiscal control board. There is no evidence of any Koch involvement in the passage of the law. An earlier version of this article also stated that the fiscal control board had reduced the minimum wage in Puerto Rico to 4 dollars an hour. The board did not lower the minimum wage, the governor did. And the governor raised it this year. An earlier version of this article stated that the U.S. Congress imposed austerity measures on Puerto Rico. The fiscal control board established by Congress instructed the commonwealth to work towards balancing its budget. The governor decided what cuts to make.

Well, okay then.

At this point, you might start wondering if the writer's name is even Alejandra Rosa.
Posted by badanov 2017-10-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6465 views ]  Top

#1 Puerto Rico has dug themselves such a deep financial hole that they have to look up to see down. Socialist paradise.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2017-10-09 20:21||   2017-10-09 20:21|| Front Page Top

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