On Wednesday, after I posted my critique
of the New York Times's story to be published today (and already online) on
Robert Moses, I sent a request for corrections to the Times. I pointed out
that the article, Rehabilitating
, misleadingly cited "the reconstruction of Atlantic Yards
in Brooklyn," an impossibility, given that Atlantic
is the name of a 22-acre project rather than an 8.5-acre railyard.
And I pointed out that, while the article--which today is the lead article in the Arts & Leisure section--suggests that post-Moses projects must go through a gauntlet of approval, it avoids mentioning the Empire State Development Corporation fast track process to which Mayor Mike Bloomberg agreed regarding Atlantic Yards.No response
I never got a response--often the Times is quick to respond, though not necessarily
to provide a coherent explanation
There's no correction in the roundup box on page A2 today. So much for the
And so much for the Times's policy, according to its 2004 Ethical Journalism
The Times treats its readers as fairly and openly as possible. In print and online, we tell our readers the complete, unvarnished truth as best we can learn it. It is our policy to correct our errors, large and small, as soon as we become aware of them.