Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Wishful thinking by the media exonerates wrong Governor. McAuliffe has not been exonerated, he's still under investigation.
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:48 am
Due to editing errors, the headline was wrong on our front-page story Tuesday about the U.S. Supreme Court vacating former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s convictions.
There are several factors that can help explain what happened. We’ve been struggling to adapt to a new software system. And on this particular story, we were making changes to the design of the page and in doing so strayed from our normal process for writing and editing headlines.
But none of that excuses what was a massive and embarrassing error.
We failed to live up to the standards our readers expect. And for that, we sincerely apologize.
We are in the process of hiring additional editors who will help us do a better job of avoiding and catching mistakes. In the meantime, we’re instituting a new process for proofing our pages to ensure that our readers receive the quality product they deserve.
—Phil Jenkins, Editor