After wrongly reporting that upcoming Kansas evolution hearings would feature witnesses advocating the teaching of intelligent design, the Associated Press has issued a correction admitting that it got its facts wrong:
The Associated Press State & Local Wire
April 12, 2005, Tuesday, BC cycle
HEADLINE: Correction: Evolution Debate story
DATELINE: TOPEKA, Kan.
In an April 8 story about Kansas science standards, The Associated Press reported erroneously that public hearings next month will feature witnesses who advocate teaching intelligent design alongside evolution in public school classrooms. Instead, the witnesses are expected to advocate exposing students to more criticism of evolution, not teaching alternatives to it.
The AP is to be congratulated for correcting the record. Let’s hope other news organizations take notice and follow the AP’s lead.