Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New York Times Retraction of Sienna Miller Affairs

The trouble with bottom feeding and the New York Times is that the water can be very muddy. You can't sling mud without getting your face dirty. It's okay to get into celebrity news but papers like the NYT shouldn't hang around under the bedsheets. Celebrities have civil and individual rights--meaning an expectation of reasonable privacy, even in their sex lives. Otherwise you have to print retractions like this one:

Correction: October 17, 2009
An article on Page 4 this weekend about Sienna Miller misstates the nature of the relationships that she had with Heath Ledger and Sean Combs. She was friends with both of them; she did not have romantic flings with either of them.

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