Wall Street Journal attributes imaginary quote to Morgan Stanley executive

This is the kind of correction that leaves me wondering how the mistake occurred:

The Wall Street Journal didn’t ask Paul Taubman, co-president of institutional securities at Morgan Stanley, for his opinion of Susie Essman’s performance at the UJA-Federation of New York’s annual Wall Street Dinner on Wednesday. On Monday, Mr. Taubman declined to comment on the performance. An article on Saturday’s Heard & Scene page incorrectly said Mr. Taubman called the performance “refreshing.”

I emailed reporter Mike Vilensky on Tuesday (and followed up again on Wednesday) to ask for background on the mistake. I’ll update if I hear back from him. The corrected story is here (sub req’d).

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  • Richard Holmes

    They don’t deny it was his comment.  Maybe they hacked his voicemail.

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  • Anonymous

    There seem to be plenty of those types of occurences. It’s especially popular among certain groups who like to attribute comments to the country’s founders for the purpose of promoting a poltical agenda.