I noticed yesterday that Sen. Wilkerson had a very odd quote, only to find out today that the Globe misquoted her. I half expected it.
Here's what they said first.
Wilkerson, however, said: "I don't consider it courage at all. . . . It doesn't matter how many jobs [are created], if you do not have a car you will not be working at a casino."Here's what she really said:
"It doesn't matter how many jobs [are created], if you do not have a CORI [Criminal Offender Record Information] you will not be working at a casino."That's a little better.
Oh, and this whole thing boosts my statement in the comments just yesterday, after I made a update on the story of my own:
The good journalism practice came into play when I CORRECTED the story. We all make mistakes; none of us can know everything all of the time.There is nothing wrong in the media with getting something wrong, either because there weren't enough facts available or because a simple mistake was made. We all make mistakes and none of us are perfect. Kudos to the Globe for fixing the story; all too often, misquotes stay misquoted forever.