Wednesday, March 31, 2010

-- A March 27 Page One article about the Obama administration's preparations to sell the government's stake in Citigroup said that the company "is about to pay a king's ransom" for its federal bailout. The stock sale could bring the government a profit of $8 billion, as the article said, but the money would come from stock investors, not from the company.


-- A March 29 A-section article about attitudes toward Democratic leaders after the battle over health-care legislation, based on a Washington Post-ABC News poll, quoted a poll respondent named John Murtha without identifying him as the son of the late Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.). Because of a miscommunication, a reporter mistakenly thought the 52-year-old Orlando man, who spoke favorably about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was not related to the longtime congressman. Pelosi supported Rep. Murtha in 2006 in his failed bid to become majority leader, the No. 2 position in the House.

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