Thursday, September 13, 2007


The Pittsburgh Comet has discovered three recent reporting errors, all at the expense of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

#1) We erroneously reported that the Mayor continues to be tardy in his appointment of an Assistant EEO Officer.

That position has in fact been filled by Tamiko Stanley, a Hill District native who was previously involved in human resources for the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Courier, Christian Morrow)

#2) We correctly reported that Ravenstahl appointed Pat Ford to the SPC Board, but we neglected to report that Mr. Ford had already been appointed to a first term on that board, by Mayor Bob O'Connor.

#3) On August 31st, we asserted that only Dan Onorato had pledged to work towards a Community Benefits Agreement, whereas Luke Ravenstahl "has not yet uttered the three magic words publicly."

This was apparently false. In reviewing the Hill District saga, we discovered this in a Post-Gazette article dated April 6:

The end product should be a written "community benefits agreement," the mayor said.


In all seriousness, the Comet regrets these errors, and promises to step up our game.

In less-than-total seriousness, and in order to atone for these lapses of diligence, we will spend all day tomorrow reporting only positive, flattering news about our city and its leaders. Enjoy it while it lasts.


  1. thanks for being responsible...too many posts go uncorrected on a variety of sites....

  2. I think I might have seen that name, Tamiko Stanley, somewhere. Clearly I need to work on my search techniques. Good catch on all three. Pretty minor slips, but it is always good to admit the mistake if you want to use the moral high ground.