A Reasonable Request Extended

Since Bill Schmalfeldt was in such a corrective mode today, at least according to these twits:

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I decided to remind him of my retraction request.

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This is about the reasonable request I made of him yesterday.

I still await his reply.

And just in case anyone thinks a day isn’t enough time, I clarified this in comments on this blog long before I made the request.  The request was made because he didn’t have the journalistic integrity to do the retraction on his own.  Now, I’ve specifically asked for a retraction.  I will continue to wait and see what becomes of my request.

Since Bill likes to brag about being a real journalist, and he loves to talk about being a member of the Society of Professional Journalist, I’ll remind him of a very important part of the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Conduct.

Journalists should:

— Clarify and explain news coverage and invite dialogue with the public over journalistic conduct.
— Encourage the public to voice grievances against the news media.
Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.
— Expose unethical practices of journalists and the news media.
Abide by the same high standards to which they hold others.

-Code of Ethics, Society of Professional Journalists.  Emphasis is from your host.

I shall await Bill to abide by his professed code of ethics.

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