That includes their stuff-ups!
A US on-line news site has been slammed for reporting that this week's big EQ near Wellington actually occurred in the Australian state of Victoria, and was felt as far away as Napier in Western Australia!!
|The 2013 Great Australian Earthquake...riiiight!|
You'd think, when faced with the enormity of the error, GE would've withdrawn the article asap...but no. GE elected not to take it off the website, despite hundreds of comments from readers: "To preserve our journalistic integrity, we have decided not to change one word of Tom Ukinski's article, however, our team of reporters are (sic) working as fast as possible to provide you with the most accurate news and information covering the recent New Zealand earthquake. We expect to provide you with an update shortly, right here on this page."
The headline to the updated story read: "Severe Earthquake Strikes Australia / Correction - New Zealand".
Readers had a field-day with their comments:
• "We're taking up a collection to buy Tom an Atlas for his birthday".
• "And I thought the Muppet Show had finished? Apparently one of its previous stars is now a journalist working for the Guardian."
• "Leave poor Tom alone - everyone knows that Australia is really NZ's West Island."
Hmmm...not much more to add really.