‘Paper of record’ forced to correct same factual error twice in one week.
WFB: The New York Times touts itself as a tireless purveyor of facts. One installment in its latest ad campaign reads: “Truth. It’s hard to find.” But the Times‘s recent coverage of the coronavirus pandemic suggests the so-called paper of record is itself struggling to find the truth.
The Times printed a correction on Tuesday to rectify its reporters’ mischaracterization of a coronavirus study by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). It was the second time in four days the Times had published (and subsequently corrected) the same error.
The SCCM study estimated that as many as 1 million coronavirus patients could require ventilators over the course of the entire pandemic. The New York Times, among others, reported that the United States would need 1 million ventilators to adequately care for coronavirus patients. As it turns out, that’s a pretty significant difference. read more