Tuesday, January 30, 2007
David Herbert, the Stanford Daily's managing editor of news, has been suspended from the paper after other editors discovered that a story that portrayed Herbert as a "hero" for restraining a disruptive airline passenger contained factual inaccuracies. The errors were called to the Stanford Daily's attention by another passenger, who said Herbert’s actions on the plane a disgrace to Stanford, according to the paper's public editor, Whitney Sado. "When confronted regarding the episode, Herbert acknowledged that his memory of it was slightly hazy and that he had a couple of drinks on the flight," Sado wrote in a column Friday. The student-run paper has issued a lengthy retraction to the "hero" story. Sado wrote that because of the controversy "it may feel like The Daily is the laughingstock of campus."
Posted by San Francisco Peninsula Press Club at 12:36 PM