The old omitted word trick

In a July 19, 2014 fact check of an Associated Press fact check, we omitted a word in our summary section leading to the need for a correction.

The sentence originally stated that the “Question from Don” ad from the Alison Lundergan Grimes campaign for one of Kentucky’s two senate seats was Grimes’ first television ad.  We had reviewed reporting indicating an earlier ad was Grimes’ first television ad.  Though we have not independently verified it, we believe the AP headline describing the ad as Grimes first televised attack ad is likely correct, and we have added the word “attack” to the last sentence of the summary to match our original intent.

We appreciate the irony that our error parallels to some extent the one committed by the AP.

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