Scott Collins in The LA Times writes in tomorrow’s paper about Geraldo Rivera’s pursuit to clear his name….
Rivera is demanding a correction from the paper, armed with videotape that he said proves he didn’t nudge anybody out of the way. “No one is fairer game than me,” the 62-year-old newsman said in a phone interview Wednesday. “But you still have to be accurate about me.”
Alex S. Jones, a former New York Times reporter who is now director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, noted that, while columnists and reviewers such as Stanley have “a great deal more latitude [than reporters in] framing and describing things,” they nevertheless have to be factually accurate.