But, as a card-carrying pessimist, I knew that it was too good to be true. And it is: turns out it's a different Kenneth Starr.
Someday, though, other Kenneth. Someday.
Meanwhile, over at IndyPosted ("Quick News For Busy People"), one Dan Evon evidently thought, "Really, how many people COULD there be named Kenneth Starr, who could also get Uma Thurman to give them a million bucks, amirite?" Which led to the following bit of FAIL appearing on my Google News Search for Kenneth Starr, a few minutes ago. Click it to big it.
Worst part about it? The link from Google (repeated here) does lead to the URL expected (http://indyposted.com/24558/kenneth-starr-charged-with-running-ponzi-scheme/), but all we see is this:
Jesus, Dan and/or your editor: we all make mistakes. But don't try to scrub them. Just update the post with a correction. Deleting the whole thing causes far more credibility loss.
Ordinarily, I'd not bother saying anything. But an organization (supposedly) good enough to get listed on Google News Search deserves to be called out.
(This has since been addressed. See update at the bottom of this post.)
Meanwhile, hat tip to Adrian Chen at Gawker, who got it right ("… U.S. Attorney's case against (not Bill Clinton prosecutor) Kenneth Starr …"). Ditto Nathaniel Popper at the Los Angeles Times ("Starr is not related to the former independent prosecutor of the same name.").
As an aside: Popper also has a picture of this Kenneth; while Chen has a picture of Uma (though sadly, not in a tennis dress). I'll let you assign the bonus points as you see fit.
Review question: The moral of this blog post is?
- Snarky libtard bloggers and the biased liberal media will lead to the death of Real America, because they never get anything right.
- Getting it first is far more important than getting it right.
- If you make a mistake, don't acknowledge it. The cover-up is never as bad as the crime.
- The dinosaur lamestream media is dead. Long live citizen journamalism!
- All of the above.
I am happy to report that James Johnson from IndyPosted noticed my original post and has responded in the comments. More importantly, the link that used to return a "page not found" message now redirects to a post noting their correction. Good for IndyPosted.