Monday, October 03, 2005

NYT corrects prior correction's corrected correction!

Yes, you read that right...four corrections! This is almost too comical, from the paper that remains so arrogant as to think it still has credibility!
Just days after it ran an editors' note--under pressure from outside and within--that sort of admitted it had erred in a blast at Fox News' Geraldo Rivera during the Katrina tragedy, The New York Times finally ran a full correction on Sunday, on its editorial page, for a miscue by columnist Paul Krugman, while announcing a new policy on noting errors on that page.

Krugman had three times previously admitted getting wrong part of his Aug. 19 column about media recounts of the 2000 Bush-Gore race, but critics kept claiming that he still hadn't gotten it quite right. Editorial Page Editor Gail Collins wrote on Sunday that it had turned into a "correction run amok."
Emphasis mine. Here's guessing that the pressure was mostly from without, and not from within. Krugman, suffering from the same BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) that the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) seem to have, continues to parrot the lie that Bush stole the election of 2000 because recounts show that Gore won Florida. It's a lie, because of all of the media-conducted recounts, nearly all (but not 100% all) scenarios showed that Bush would have won by varying margins. Krugman focused on those rare scenarios under which Gore would have eked out a win as "proof" that Gore actually did win. But hey...since when does Krugman and his ilk let a little thing like facts get in the way of a good paranoia trip?

To paraphrase a John McCain analogy (which he used with regards to France, but it applies here), The New York Times is like an old actress from decades ago who still tries to get free dinners based on her looks...but no longer has the face to pull it off!