Wednesday, February 11, 2004
How do you know when you're persona non grata: So, Donald Luskin gets quoted in the New York Times as part of a non-Paul Krugman related story. Now, not only did the reporter apparently mischaracterize the substance of Luskin's position, but also screwed up the name of his company.
So today's Times runs the following correction on the name mistake -- not the substance mistake:
An article in Business Day yesterday about PeopleSoft's rejection of the latest takeover offer from Oracle misstated the name of an economics consulting firm whose chief investment officer said many stockholders were waiting as long as possible to tender their PeopleSoft shares in case a better offer came along. It is Trend Macrolytics, not Trend Macroanalytics.
The Times won't even bring themselves to write Luskin's name -- again.