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Moore Lies Again

Filed under: Morons — Patterico @ 2:05 pm

Leftists probably didn’t trust right-winger Fred Barnes when he said Michael Moore had made up a story about an encounter with him.

It’s going to be harder for them to ignore Tom Daschle now that he is saying the same thing.

Los Angeles Times Ignores Stunning Revelations of Joseph Wilson’s Lies

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 8:46 am

When is the Los Angeles Times going to tell its readers that Joseph Wilson is a liar?

Since July of last year, the Times has run numerous articles — many on its front page — that chronicled Wilson’s accusations of wrongdoing by the Bush Administration. The Times told its readers that Wilson had disproved allegations that Iraq had tried to buy enriched uranium from Niger, and that the White House had ignored his warnings. The Times reported Wilson’s assertion that, contrary to White House claims, his wife did not recommend him for the Niger trip.

The significance of Wilson’s accusations cannot be overstated. They ignited the famous “sixteen words” controversy, relating to the truth of statements contained in President Bush’s 2003 State of the Union address. Ultimately, the “Bush lied!” canard began with the seemingly revelatory allegations made by Joseph Wilson.

The problem is that all of Wilson’s accusations were false, according to the bipartisan Senate intelligence committee report released Friday. But you wouldn’t know this if you got all your news from the L.A. Times. So far, the Times has not mentioned these findings from the report, choosing instead to let Wilson’s numerous fabrications stand unchallenged.

Here are the details:

The Turkeys at the New York Times

Filed under: Media Bias — Patterico @ 6:56 am

Once again, a major newspaper issues a correction of a mistake that never would have been made if someone had been reading internet blogs. The New York Times corrections page today states:

An article last Sunday about surprises in politics referred incorrectly to the turkey carried by President Bush during his unannounced visit to American troops in Baghdad over Thanksgiving. It was real, not fake.

Tim Blair has been flogging the bogus dead turkey story for months, and has a collection of links of people who have been taken in by the canard.

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