Monday, August 14, 2006

NY Times debates self; loses

James Taranto has these two NY Times lines in opposition to each other.
"The rebellion against Mr. Lieberman was actually an uprising by that rare phenomenon, irate moderates."--editorial, New York Times, Aug. 9

"Only a handful of those Lieberman supporters interviewed said they would switch to Mr. Lamont, signaling the difficulties he may have attracting Connecticut's moderate voters in a general election."--news story, New York Times, Aug. 12

Of course, the rule here is go with the news story over the editorial. While the news stories in the Times are often wrong, full of bias and outright opinion, and should always be read with a lump of salt, the contents of the op-ed page should almost always be ignored as the braying of insane donkeys.


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