Thursday, November 11, 2010

WashPost Notes Public Misconception that Obama Created TARP -- But Still Hasn't Corrected Its Own Error on the Matter

From Dana Milbank's Washington Sketch column this morning:
A poll this summer by the Pew Research Center found that nearly half of Americans hold the false belief that TARP was passed under President Obama, while only 34 percent know it originated under Bush.
That's right.

The misconception goes beyond 47% of the public, though -- it's also one that stands today in the record of the Washington Post. The paper has still not corrected it's own error on the issue, a September 26 article by Amy Gardner that attributed the bank bailout to the Obama Administration. The Post even printed a letter noting the error, but didn't do anything about it.


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