Wick rewrites history

It used to be comments that would vanish out of thin air, but a post about the DMN’s online numbers recently disappeared as well.

UPDATE: He has now posted a corrected version. Apparently it’s OK to post something factually inaccurate and then later come back and correct it. As long as you cover your tracks.

Here was Wick’s first post:

Big Drop In DMN Online Numbers 

To be expected, considering the Texas presidential primary was last March.  The News is down 30%. Even so, that’s better than the Miami Herald (-85%), the NY Daily News (-71%), and the Raleigh News & Observer (-106%). So I would consider it a News victory, to have retained as many readers as it did.

Here was the rewritten post:

News Online Readership Way, Way Up

The DMN’s web growth continued in March year-over-year, despite the fact that last March Texas was engaged in a heated Democratic presidential primary. Overall, it was up 30%.  Even bigger gains were made by the Raleigh News & Observer (+106%), the Miami Herald (+85%), the NY Daily News (+71%), and the Seattle Times (+70%). [Thanks to the FrontBurnervians who quickly corrected my now-deleted earlier post, which was exactly wrong.]


Something’s different about those two posts, but I can’t tell what…


6 Responses to Wick rewrites history

  1. towski says:

    I’m not sure there is much to criticize for here. I mean, it is still just a blog.

  2. mm says:

    Whew. I was wondering how you could lose 106% of your readers.

  3. Shannon says:

    Why does Tim feel it’s important to focus on black people and fried chicken? Is this important to discuss on its own, or is it just useful as a set up to then imply that if he hadn’t turned comments off he would have attracted a bunch of racists with his carefully chosen item?

    I hope this sight still stays up when they start registering the people they approve of. People who, you know, will want to have a proper chat about black people and fried chicken. I don’t think I would want people like Tim to know much about me in real life, especially the way he’s used the information he can get today.

  4. Nestor says:

    Tim is now holding up Gordon Keith as another Old Testament prophet we should heed when it comes to comments, so I commented on Gordon’s blog asking him if the [redacted] post was an example of commentary we should emulate. Once my comment is posted his answer should be helpful in understanding this issue overall.

    • Little O says:

      To quote an old saw – If Gordon Keith is the answer how stupid is the question?

    • Nestor says:

      Gordon is still working on his answer. The question must have been more difficult than I imagined.

      Rawlins is there crowing like a rooster anticipating the dawn. Does that mean Tim has already promised him his very own seatbelted swing on the new playground, or just that he has some jolly good KERA pledges already lined up?

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