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Apples, Oranges, and Banana Splits

Reuters has issued a very interesting correction to its recent declaration that Muslims now outnumber Catholics worldwide:

We got quite a few e-mails about this one, and the readers were right. We corrected the reference to denominations, which left us comparing apples with oranges, raising the question of whether we should have done the story at all: GBU Editor


Of course, since Reuters had a clear agenda to fit—namely, the enablement of Muslim extremists—one can understand a certain rush to get things in print. One can even understand how pesky little things like "fact" and "context" can manage to get lost within the finer details of the extremely obvious.

But hey, at least they have acknowledged their erroneous haste after the fact. Better late than never.

  #Fact-checking

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