Boingboing frequently posts stuff about retractions in the popular press. This one, about a Wall Street Journal article/opinion piece by that renown intellectual, Suzanne Sommers, would be funny, if it weren’t so pathetic.
One of the most amusing things about this article, is that in the middle of it, is this banner:
In what, in the name of the FSM, is Suzanne Sommers an Expert? I have come across nothing that suggests she isn’t an uneducated idiot with a robust sense of entitlement.
Here are the corrections now posted below the article:
CORRECTIONS AND AMPLIFICATIONS:
An earlier version of this post contained a quotation attributed to Lenin (“Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state”) that has been widely disputed.
And it included a quotation attributed to Churchill (“Control your citizens’ health care and you control your citizens“) that the Journal has been unable to confirm.
Also, the cover of a Maclean’s magazine issue in 2008 showed a picture of a dog on an examining table with the headline “Your Dog Can Get Better Health Care Than You.” An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the photo showed and headline referred to a horse.
Doesn’t this level of “correction” suggest that she doesn’t know what the fuck she’s talking about? Or than on the internet, no one knows you’re a dog? That you can find a quote that says anything, and attribute it to Churchill, Lincoln or Hitler?
I love the closing line from BB:
I hope Mr. Churchill returns the Journal’s call soon.