Tagged: lack of fact checking

The Inquirer Revises History Again

OK, I know I haven’t been here in awhile. Maybe you’re wondering what I’ve been up to all summer. Or maybe not.

A sizable chunk of my time has been devoted to keeping the peace between my offspring, ages 9 and 12, and preventing them from causing bodily harm to each other. Once they are back in school (my mental countdown has already begun!), I’ll have time to sit and compose a longer entry.

A while back, I mentioned that the Philadelphia Inquirer had implied that there were 32 major league baseball teams.

Now they would have us believe that the Brewers, Astros, Rays, Padres, and Rockies have, at some time, actually won a World Series:

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I imagine the fans of those five teams would love to know when, or in what alternate universe, that happened, because they missed it!

I’ll assume that what they were trying to say was that those three teams have never even appeared in a World Series, but really, don’t newspapers employ people to check these kinds of facts before they print them?