Is Their a Guinsess Record for the Longest Correction?

This correction by Michel Taylor of something called the Australian Independent Media Network has got to be the longest correction in history.  You know it is an incredible correction when this is just a tiny part of the errors admitted:

  • Evans does not believe, and has never believed, that 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by the Rothschild family, that US President Barack Obama is a secret Jew, that the Holocaust never happened or that Jewish bankers and the Rothschild family have assassinated at least two US Presidents.

The author also admits to getting Evans' education, occupation, organization, and sources of funding wrong.

In part I suppose kudos are owed to Mr. Taylor for being so honest, but seriously, how can one be so comprehensively wrong? (I will actually explain why in a minute).  The correction runs on so long in part because he Taylor also has to correct an earlier correction where he blamed one of his original sources for being intentionally misleading.  He also apologizes for that.

I would likely have posted this anyway just because it is sort of funny.  But it just so happens to tie into what I wrote yesterday here.  Because it is clear that Mr. Taylor's core mistake is that he researched the positions of a climate skeptic (Mr. Evans) solely by asking climate alarmists (and climate alarmist web sites) what this skeptic believed.  He felt no need to hear the skeptic case from the skeptic himself.  And what do you know, the descriptions of Mr. Evans' beliefs as portrayed by his ideological enemies were full of errors, exaggerations, straw men, and outright lies.  Who would have thought?

We can laugh at Mr. Taylor, but at least he admitted his mistakes in great depth.  But outlets such as the LA Times and the BBC have recently made it a rule they will never allow skeptic voices into their reporting.  They have institutionalized Mr. Taylor's mistake.

  • beautox

    Oh and by the way, "Guinsess" is not a beer company.

  • MingoV

    I missed the paragraph that said, "I resign because I was a total idiot, a completely incompetent reporter, a gullible and biased tool of modern Luddites, and a disgrace to my family name."

  • obloodyhell

    }}} They have institutionalized Mr. Taylor's mistake.

    Yes, well, liberals DO BELONG in institutions, don't they?

  • http://itsaboutliberty.com/index.php MNHawk

    Looks like the apology has been redacted, making Australian Independent Media Network just another home of journalistic frauds.

  • slocum

    They may have redacted it, but it's still available at archive.org (at least for now):

    https://web.archive.org/web/20140312161035/http://theaimn.com/2014/03/12/an-apology-to-dr-david-evans/

  • teapartydoc

    This is typical of all "journalists".

  • Magua1952

    This is amusing to watch as the Catastrophic Global Warming crowd dissolves into chaos and farce. I'm betting, in 10 years, there will be no one willing to admit they once supported the movement. Try to find someone who admits to being a strong believer in the global freezing movement of the 1970s.