Patterico's Pontifications

6/19/2004

Latest NYT Effort to Misinform Its Readers

Filed under: Media Bias — Patterico @ 2:15 pm

Power Line and Cori Dauber have the goods.

From the “Credit Where Credit Is Due” Department — Sort Of

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 1:50 pm

Captain Ed says the L.A. Times has done a better job than the NYT or WaPo in covering Putin’s statement that Russia warned the U.S. of terrorist attacks by Saddam.

However, the paper continues to insist that there is a conflict between the Bush Administration and the 9/11 Commission regarding ties between Al Qaeda and Iraq, saying Putin:

also did not draw a connection between the regime and Al Qaeda, as President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have continued to do this week despite findings by a commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks that there was “no credible evidence” that Iraq and the terrorist network had cooperated.

The paper continues to hide from its readers the fact that the co-chairs of the commission say there is no difference between what their staff report said and what Bush and Cheney have said about Iraq/Al Qaeda ties.

So let’s not get too carried away, Captain Ed!

But it’s good to see that — these distortions aside — the Times has done an otherwise decent job on the Putin story.

Stephen Hayes on the 9/11 Commission Staff Report

Filed under: Terrorism — Patterico @ 11:50 am

Via the Ranting Prof comes a link to Stephen Hayes’s column on the 9/11 Commission staff report. He makes many of the points I made yesterday, and then some. As Cori Dauber says, “you don’t have to buy into any of his affirmative arguments in favor of a connection to see that his indictments of the staff report make good sense.” Well worth reading.


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