[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Herald Arrogance

Monday, November 20, 2006

Herald Arrogance

The latest in the story concerning the Marti Moonlighters evolves around an investigation of the Herald story written by Oscar Corral, which brought to light journalists either directly or indirectly associated with the Herald who were also working for TV/Radio Marti. The investigation, by Clark Hoyt, was largely critical of the Herald's coverage of the story.

Check out this link from Herald Watch for details of the investigation.

What strikes many as arrogant is the Herald management's reaction to the investigation. Basically, they acknowledge that errors were made in the reporting of the story, but refuse to offer any kind of apology or retraction to the journalists involved. This display of arrogance shouldn't be surprising, as Tom Fiedler has recently shown us.

Because of this, Pablo Alfonso of El Nuevo Herald, one of the reporters dismissed only to be later reinstated, has resigned. All he wanted was an apology and a retraction, it appears. One may think that Alfonso is being selfish, but remember, his journalistic reputation has been needlessly tarnished by Oscar Corral's sloppy reporting.

Is a professional apology too much to ask for from Fiedler and company?

Apparently so.


Blogger El Gusano said...

they don't see the need to apologize to a bunch of chihuahuas. It's going to be an expensive settlement for the Heralds.

8:18 AM, November 21, 2006  

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