WSJ Backtracking From Sketchy ‘Beanpole’ Obama Story

The Wall Street Journal ran the following “correction” for that shoddy “Is Obama Too Fit to Be President?” story from a few days ago:

A Weekend Journal article Friday about Barack Obama’s weight included a quote from a Yahoo bulletin board that was posted in response to a question from a Wall Street Journal reporter who initiated the discussion. The article should have disclosed that the reporter used the bulletin board to elicit the comment, “I won’t vote for any beanpole guy.”

It’s not so much a correction as it is an admission that the story never should have run.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008