Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Oops! I did it again! 
Powerline notes a particularly egregious factual error in the New York Times.

But Ms. Zernike quoted no representative of the government, and apparently talked to none; if she had, she would have realized that the entire premise for her story was incorrect. So millions of people were wrongly told that the "Government"--i.e., the Bush administration--had "defied" the order of a federal judge. If true, this would have been a noteworthy story. But it was a complete falsehood.

It's one thing to mispell a name or misattribute a quote or screw up a caption. That stuff just happens. But this kind of fuck up takes some doing.

Splash, out


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