Thursday, 1 March 2007

NYTimes Correction Writers: the Bright Lights of Journalism

"An article yesterday about an interview Vice President Dick Cheney gave aboard his military transport on Tuesday, for which he asked to be identified only as “a senior administration official” but then spoke in the first person about his discussions with the Pakistani and Afghan presidents, truncated the final passage in some copies. It should have read: “On Iran, the administration’s highest-ranking and best-known hawk challenged a questioner who suggested that oil prices might drop 10 or 15 percent if the United States took off the table the option of a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. ‘I don’t buy it,’ the senior administration official said, before retreating to his cabin.”

Sometimes you think the media is a pansy-filled profession, and then they come out with something like the above and you think, "Yeah, well maybe. But God they're good with snark."

Article linked here:

No comments: