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January 08, 2007

NYT Corrects, Sorta, El Salvador "Illegal Abortion" Story

They're still investigating, they say, which I guess prevents them from making a full retraction. The investigation is slated to continue until 2022.

Background on the story here.

Speaking of corrections, I have a couple of my own. As you probably know by now, no thanks to me, that photo of John Kerry sitting alone in Iraq doesn't show that the troops were necessarily avoiding him. According to Kerry and the man he was sitting with, he was giving an interview, and chose an empty table for that purpose.

The left is going bonkers demanding apologies and such, but as Allah notes, they have a rather selective memory, and a selective policy on corrections. Lefty bloggers alleged that the photo was doctored/photoshopped/faked, thus prompting Powerline, for example, to knock down such allegations. And then the lefty blog TPM has the gall to mock right-leaning blogs for spending a lot of time proving the picture to be real.

No apologies from the left for their conspiracy theorizing.

And, unfortunately, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is still valiantly fighting in his struggle to remain alive.

Damnit.

Lefty blogs are going nuts with that one, too. Why? Who knows.

The current dynamic seems to be that the right side of the internet exists to correct and rebuke the MSM, while the left side of the internet exists soley for the purpse of correcting and rebuking the right side of the internet and, inexorably, thusly defending the MSM.

The left's claims about MSM being biased to the right ring a little hollow when they endeavor solely to defend it.

The dextrosphere can use the policing, certainly. But the left really can't claim the MSM is its "enemy" when their actions prove they see them as ideological soul-mates.

It's amusing to see the left crow when they take down Powerline. Important voices in blog-dom, to be sure, but not exactly Dan Rather.

I'm beginning to realize that, for the left, we are their Dan Rather, their Reuters, their AP.



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