Andrew Malcolm apparently felt obligated to make sure that the correction of the truly offensive thing that his host newspaper (the LA Times) did was made as public as possible. I might normally raise an eyebrow at that, but in this particular case I can understand the impulse for damage control. It’s way over the top.
FOR THE RECORD:
TV listings: The Prime-Time TV grid in Thursday’s Calendar section mistakenly listed MTV’s “Jackass” show on the MSNBC cable schedule at 7 and 10 p.m. where instead MSNBC’s “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” should have been listed.
If I was one of the owners of Jackass I would be seriously considering a libel suit right now: I am not a lawyer, but I imagine that the damage that the LA Times has just done to the brand by maliciously associating it with Keith Olbermann would easily justify one. And then there’s the implied insult in the veiled suggestion that fans of Jackass might also like Olbermann…
Crossposted to Moe Lane.
PS: Open thread.