The media gets it wrong sometimes

Friday, April 24, 2015

By Diane Hettrick

In spite of best efforts, the media gets it wrong sometimes.

My downfall seems to be misidentifying flowers. Yesterday's lead photo was apparently not a wisteria, as I reported, but something else - a Golden Chain (Laburnum) tree - according to one reader. And the last bee and peony photo wasn't a peony but a clematis.

I think I'll just call them Pretty Flowers.

Over at The Seattle Times, they just published a map for Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link through Shoreline that shows the rail line going up the middle of the Ridgecrest neighborhood on 5th NE.

Not so. The route through Shoreline has always been planned to run along I-5 on the east side.

As for the Everett Herald, their story I quoted in the recent article about the McKinnon Trail had a statement attributed to Lake Forest Park City Administrator Pete Rose that didn't come from him but from a recruiter who was unsuccessful in recruiting him for Mill Creek.

For the record, Rose is proud of his work to help the City through the toughest economic recession since incorporation and he is not ready to leave. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor have both expressed their appreciation for him and his work.

As for the media, what we can do is try to get the correct information to all the people who read the first version - and in the case of web-based products like the Shoreline Area News, we can easily correct the original.



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