Ah, flush it! Instead of correcting, MyFox8 dumps mistaken spay/neuter story down the memory hole

GREENSBORO, NC — After falsely reporting that the Guilford County Commissioners had passed an ordinance requiring that all pet owners spay or neuter their pets or pay $200 to be exempt, and after leaving the incorrect story online for nearly a day despite requests from the County to correct the story, WGHP MyFox8 responded.

They did not correct the story. They did not bring to their audience’s attention that they had been misinformed. Instead, they took the very unprofessional step of deleting the story in its entirety. No trace — except for the screen shot saved here.

There are worse things than correcting a mistake. This is one of them.