May 8, 2015

JOURNALISM: Huffington Post updates article one year after charges dropped against innocent man.

The Huffington Post has finally updated an article about a California man being charged for allegedly “sexting” a minor — one year after charges were dropped.

On Aug. 6, 2013, Huffington Post author Nick Wing wrote an article about the arrest of Scott Hounsell, former executive director for the Republican Party of Los Angeles County. On May 4, 2015, following a Washington Examiner report on the story and its aftermath, HuffPo updated its original article.

This update, nearly two years after the original article was posted, comes almost exactly one year after the charges were dropped on May 14, 2014.

To its credit, HuffPo is one of the few news outlets to make any kind of update to its original story about Hounsell, and in fact altered the headline to reflect the new information.

High standards these days.

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