To recap: you have a columnist at the Post behaving unprofessionally by using Twitter to intentionally circulate false information in order to show how the new world of media and emerging platforms (like Twitter!) are sacrificing accuracy. Then, just a few days later, that same platform distinguishes itself on a breaking news story to the point that the Post dedicates resources to telling that story to readers, while also noting the importance of having professionals provide a layer of verification.

Yeah, that sounds like just the right amount of chaos.

Correction of the Week

Clarification: The main headline for an article in Sunday’s Arts & Entertainment section about an American Repertory Theater production of “Cabaret” did not intend to suggest that the relationship between Amanda Palmer, who stars in the show, and Steven Bogart, her former drama teacher and mentor at Lexington High School, who is directing the production, was anything but professional. As a second headline and the story itself made clear, Palmer sought Bogart to direct the musical because she admired his professional abilities. – Boston Globe

Craig Silverman is the editor of RegretTheError.com and the author of Regret The Error: How Media Mistakes Pollute the Press and Imperil Free Speech. He is also the editorial director of OpenFile.ca and a columnist for the Toronto Star.