Confucius said: “A man who commits a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake.”
They Said What? identifies “mistakes” in high-visibility contexts and offers those who committed the mistakes the opportunity to correct, apologize for or retract their mistakes…or explain how their positions are correct and we have made a mistake by questioning them.
In each case, the links and screenshots provide that documentation. All we want is for these perpetrators either to explain themselves, or to stop doing things like harming employees or lying about saving the lives of cancer victims who never had cancer in the first place.
Further, as described in the FAQs, we offer the perpetrators of the possible mistakes fully three courtesies that very few other critics would allow:
- We provide “equal billing” – the perpetrators can comment and we will print the comments;
- We don’t ambush the perpetrators – they know what they are doing and shouldn’t be surprised when they get caught doing it;
- Uniquely, as described in the FAQs, we also offer these organizations between $1000 and $3,000,000, payable to them or their favorite charity, to publicly apologize or prove us wrong. This is probably the first time in history that anyone has offered bribes to people to simply encourage them to tell the truth.
While we would appreciate the same courtesies if indeed we make mistakes, we of course do not expect even one of these courtesies from critics of our work.