Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Yet Blair's sniper coverage appears to hit the paper's mea culpa weak spot: 'fessing up to mistakes in coverage trends. Whether it's correspondent Walter Duranty's brushing off the famines that killed millions in the Soviet Union in the '30s or the late-'90s stories that overstated the U.S. espionage case against scientist Wen Ho Lee, the Times resists acknowledging that its coverage ever goes off track.

From an almost hilarious deconstruction of how the NY Times totally failed to realize one of their star reporters was makin' it all up. If this is how they deal with reporters who work in the office, no wonder their Jerusalem people get away with so much.


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