Hey, remember yesterday when we commended the media for not sucking too egregiously in their coverage of the post-election violence in Kenya? And remember how we qualified our positive review with: “[W]e reserve the right to retract that when hyper-sensationalized reports of unprecedented levels of sexual violence start cropping up.”
Guess what turned up in today’s news?
“Rape, the mob’s latest weapon in Kenya” [Telegraph]
“Report: Gang rape becomes part of violence in Kenya” [Fox News]
So, um… RETRACT’D!
In the interest of fairness, the New York Times presents a slightly different picture: “Violence Softens in Kenya.”