To err is hu­man, to cor­rect is divine

The Victoria Standard - - Commentary -

To the edi­tor:

That was a ro­bust list of er­rors and cor­rec­tions on page 2 of the Aug. 1 edi­tion. Per­haps your staff feels em­bar­rassed when cor­rec­tions are pub­lished. As a reader, I feel the op­po­site. My con­fi­dence and re­spect for a pub­li­ca­tion only in­crease when I know it will promptly and promi­nently cor­rect its er­rors. Mis­takes are in­evitable. Own­ing up is rare.

Parker Don­ham Kempt Head, NS

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