A reporter for one of our networks referred to Ron Paul the “former GOP presidential candidate” in a story we ran on Saturday and posted on our website.
It didn’t take long for Paul supporters to discover the error launch an obviously coordinated email blitz. Some were nicer than others.
This evening Bob Priddy –the news director– posted a response on the network blog. I think he struck precisely the right tone. I’m sure we’ll find out if Ron Paul supporters agree.
But, all in all, this is a good thing. Our story was technically wrong. Ron Paul is not a “former” candidate. And his supporters let us know about, quickly and in larger numbers. And our network corrected the mistake and responded.