Sunday, February 08, 2009


Editors and fact-checkers are the lifeblood of a quality newspaper

You know, I don't know why I still subscribe to The Tennessean. The editorials in Nashville's paper of record are not knee-jerkingly liberal, they read as if they were copied and pasted from Democratic National Committee talking points. In addition, hardly a day goes by when I don't find at least a half-dozen spelling and/or grammatical errors and at least one misstatement of fact.

Today's Tennessean has an article about how former Tennessee House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh is coping now that he's no longer the boss of anyone. The article's author, Theo Emery, says this about Mr. Naifeh:

He had a quick rise. In 1977, he became the Democrats' floor leader, then majority leader in 1985, and finally speaker in 1991, after Ned McWherter was elected governor.

Ned McWherter was elected governor in 1986. Ed Murray served as Tennesse's House Speaker during McWherter's first term. Naifeh was elected to the House's top spot after McWherter was re-elected.

So there.

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