Mea Culpa

| March 28, 2008

Well, I screwed up – big time.

Last month on our Feb 5th show I discussed an article that I read on The Motley Fool regarding Disney’s plans for a fifth theme park.   Apparently, the article that I based that story on was a hypothetical – and the irony was lost on me (I’m not always the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to nuance), and I took the article literally and reported it on the show as such.   I only became aware of the error the other day when someone pointed out to me that another web site was taking us to task over it (thanks AussieJohn!!).   I’ll certainly mention this on next weeks show as I’ve always issued corrections and retractions when we get something wrong, but I wanted to write something here as well.

I’ll never lay claim to perfection, but I need to pay better attention to what I present as fact on our show, and on our site.  It’s never my desire to be intentionally misleading, but with a site of this size and a show with an audience the size of ours, I need to be held to a higher standard and I accept full responsibility for the error.  My apologies to the Motley Fool (as if they care) and to all of you – you deserve better from me, and I promise to be more scrutinizing in the sources we use on the show.

Thanks for understanding.

Pete


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  • UrsulasShadow

    I’m crushed.
    You’re not infallible.
    NOW who am I going to worship as a demi-god?

  • mommyceratops

    Hey Pete! We’ve all done that…Or I have totally fallen for something.
    Don’t beat yourself up over it. You let us know and that is all you can do. You said where you got your information from. Not the first one to report something they heard. ;)

    You are still a stand up guy!

    All is good!

  • kab407

    Say three Hail Marys and give away three more Podcast Cruises. (Here’s you excused for getting three more out of John!)

  • mommyceratops

    Oh Good one Kathy!! Any chance you get in the envelopes by next week! hahahaha :)

  • kab407

    Anything to get you on the ship with us. Plus, I just crack up thinking about Pete and his greedy hands. (Dosen’t take much to amuse me…)

  • elemusing

    All is fine, Pete. It really is not a big deal. We still love you!

  • Madi100

    We’ve all fallen for something before. Not a big deal. Someone told me once that DVC offers laundry service, and you put your dirty clothes in those laundry baskets in the hallway, and they return them clean. I thought they were being serious. Glad I found out BEFORE I put my dirty clothes out there.

  • spaddy

    I just read the article. What I find ironic is that person probably got paid to write that article. I guess I didn’t get it either.

  • robertgp124

    I’ve I had a dollar for every time I’d misread an article, I wouldn’t be playing the Powerball. I say we all get our pitchforks out and go pay the Motley Fool a visit!

  • robertgp124

    If not I’ve. And that goes for proofreading, too.

  • Cyrano

    Kudos for the retraction.
    Others make a living writing things about Disney that are speculation, so no need to feel you let the listeners down :)

  • DebbieT11

    Hey, I watched an entire season of “Dallas” one year, only to find out it was all a dream of Pammie’s. *shrug*…. no biggie.

  • ladydanger

    Don’t be too hard on yourself Pete! The article made for interesting speculation anyway, and it was fun to think about. I enjoyed the segment even though the rumor turned out to be false.

  • daneenm

    All will be forgiven for the price of a podcast cruise! Awww, just kidding. Good grief no need to feel badly, perfection is not expected. Just look at how much we all love Bawb! :-)

  • jeanpotts

    hey pete you took the article literally but i dont have any idea about this website
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