Am I the only reader who noticed an embarrassing error in The Washington Times last Wednesday?
As a courtesy to the newspaper's copy editors, I have waited a week to post this, hoping that a correction might be printed in the meantime. Unless I missed it, however, no correction has been forthcoming.
Perhaps I am the only one who noticed because the error appeared in the print edition of The Washington Times and not in its online edition.
What am I talking about? Last week, the Times printed an opinion article on page A4, part of its series called "Reinventing Conservatism," with the headline "Austin to Obama, Congress: Limited government works" and a byline of Rick Perry (the governor of Texas). (The headline in the online edition was "PERRY: Texas proves limited government works.")
But the photograph accompanying the article is one of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA7).
Here's the evidence:
Here's a closeup, for those with poor eyesight:
For comparison, here is a photo I took of Eric Cantor at the RPV convention in May 2009:
And here is an official photograph of Governor Rick Perry from the web site of the office of the Governor of Texas:
Can you see the resemblance? Neither can I.
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