Non-$16 carrot and bran muffins (James M. Thresher/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Yet that’s just what the Wall Street Journal did vis-a-vis muffingate.

One of the interesting tidbits coming out of a comprehensive study by Media Matters for America on this big-government myth is this line:

The Wall Street Journal did not cover the story, according to a search of Factiva.

No coverage of muffingate? That means several things:

1) No delivery of false and mythological impressions that stay with readers for ages;

2) More time for real stories;

3) No need for embarrassing walk-backs and corrections and shaming by media critics once the truth comes out.