Friday, November 03, 2006

NY Times admits it messed up Kerry story (it believed Kerry)

In a previous post, I mentioned that Kerry was still lying about what he said. Turns out that the New York Times noticed this as well. See, they believed what Kerry told them, and printed it without checking things themselves. This is what most of the media is doing today for the democrats, which is how the entire national media ran a story about Stark being "assaulted" when in fact Stark was the one doing the assaulting.

Anyway, someone pointed out to the Times that Kerry's words were actually published and were on a tape and it was easy to see the Times and Kerry were lying, so they issued a correction:

"A Political Memo article yesterday about the fallout for Senator John Kerry over what he called a 'botched joke' referred incompletely to the differences between prepared remarks and what he actually said about the Iraq war to students at Pasadena City College in California on Monday. Mr. Kerry not only dropped the word 'us,' but he also rephrased his opening sentence extensively and omitted a reference to President Bush. Mr. Kerry’s aides said that the prepared text read: 'Do you know where you end up if you don’t study, if you aren’t smart, if you’re intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush.' What he said: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

I don't know if Ragnar will wander back and explain why the New York Times is wrong about their correction or not. But the important thing, something that I hope will be corrected after the election, is that the national and most local news organizations have completely gone into the tank for the democrats this cycle, and are printing hearsay as if it is real news.

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