Last week we brought you the item regarding the WaPo health care story that quoted John Murtha of Orlando. Turns out it was the late congressman’s son! A reporter mistakenly did not properly identify the younger Murtha. See the story here.
CLARIFICATION TO THIS ARTICLE
EDITOR’S NOTE: The article about attitudes toward Democratic leaders after the battle over health-care legislation, based on a Washington Post poll, quoted a poll respondent named John Murtha without identifying him as the son of the late Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.). Because of a miscommunication, a reporter mistakenly thought the 52-year-old Orlando man, who spoke favorably about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was not related to the longtime congressman. Pelosi supported Rep. Murtha in 2006 in his failed bid to become majority leader, the No. 2 position in the House.