Feb 5, 2010

Local Newspaper Goes Off the Record and Into an Infinite Loop [Journalismism]

The Nashua Telegraph quoted a White House official saying a Q-and-A with area high schoolers was "off the record." But it turned out the conversation about being "off the record" was itself "off the record," so they retracted that, too.

Here's the correction:

A story on Page 1 of Tuesday's Telegraph quoted a White House official explaining that a Q-and-A session with dozens of teenagers in Nashua High School North on Monday was "off the record." However, the explanation about the talk being "off the record" was, it turns out, also "off the record" and should not have been quoted.

...and here's the bewildering skeleton of a corrected story, now bearing the headline "Staffers Visit, White House Remains Mum." [via BoingBoing] [Pic via Inju's Flickr]

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