Technically correct

What is technically correct and true is often impossibly at odds with what is appropriate and effective for a given audience and medium. My job is to try to find a judicious balance, erring on the side of truth or being less wrong, far more often than most journalists — but there are still times when the need to communicate effectively is a higher priority than hair-splitting accuracy. Most such decisions are permanently provisional, tentative. I’m never really done deciding if a delicate oversimplification is truly necessary.