While the NewsHour regrets the decision to include that particular mother and child without providing Ms. Moskowitz with an opportunity to respond, the NewsHour stands by the report.”
As I wrote a couple of days ago, the emails posted between Merrow and Moskowitz seem to provide reassurance that she would be able to respond, and Moskowitz might not have been wise in allowing Merrow to do the story given the likelihood that it would come out critical. She is very fortunate that PBS went along with at least part of her request for a clarification. It’s not very many news outlets that would issue this kind of clarification for something that was not a matter of factual accuracy.
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