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LA Times Repeats NYT Error

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Charlie (Colorado) @ 7:52 pm

Courtesy of Beldar,

LAT repeats NYT’s error on Kerry meeting with “both sides” in Paris

PoliPundit’s caught the LAT yesterday making the same error — claiming (falsely) that Kerry met with “both sides” in 1970 at the Paris peace talks before his 1971 Fulbright Committee testimony — that the NYT made on three successive days last month, and then, after complaints, belatedly made the subject of an apparently unnoticed correction. Of course, Los Angeles is several time zones behind New York, but I don’t think that’s an adequate excuse.

Both papers and the rest of the MSM, of course, continue to ignore the dispute between the Kerry camp and rabidly-pro-Kerry Vietnam-protest-historian Gerald Nicosia on whether Kerry made at least one additional trip to Paris to meet with our country’s enemies, in 1971 after his testimony before the Fulbright Committee.

One Response to “LA Times Repeats NYT Error”

  1. I emailed them on it.

    Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 5:11 AM
    Subject: Two Wealthy Texans Refuel Swift Boat Attack Ads

    I refer to this article –,1,2164292.story?coll=la-news-a_section

    Specifically this para –

    During his 1971 speech to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry talked about private meetings he had attended the previous May in Paris with representatives from the U.S.-backed South and communist North Vietnamese governments.

    Some reporters! – Kerry did not meet with the “U.S. – backed South…”. Kerry met with the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong, while still a US Naval Officer during a time of war. Check Kerry’s own testimony.

    Can you please print a correction to this misleading article.

    Thank you,

    Marc Landers

    Their response.

    Thanks for writing. I’m told a correction of that article is coming and I expect to see it printed in the next day or so.

    Kent Zelas
    Asst. Readers’ Representative

    marc (89fe27)

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