WaPo seems to have an odd tic when it comes to the name of the organization flacked by former Bloomberg reporter Edwin Chen. Don’t they know they can’t get a major error past a former journalist?
In a nutshell: They keep writing “National Resources Defense Council” despite its real name being: “Natural Resources Defense Council.”
A staffer based in California who worked on the report mentioned in the story emailed the author of the WaPo at 3 a.m. EDT regarding the error. The mistake appeared in a story on wasted food Tuesday. As of this posting, the organization has been restored to its accurate name.
Noteworthy: This is the third time WaPo has bumbled the name. The most recent occurrence came in March of this year. Before that, in 2011.
(We feel your pain WaPo. NPR David Folkenflik‘s surname is a pain in our ass.)