Friday, March 26, 2004
Covering for Krugman: New York Times Paul Krugman's latest column was published today and there's no note of his malicious misquote of former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer.
Apparently Fleischer's letter to the editor will be the closest the Times' comes to really correcting the record.
It's curious though that today's op-ed page does contain a correction and an editor's note -- both of them prompted by relatively minor issues. Unfortunately, the willful, malicious, misquote by the Times' favorite demogogue does merit the same scruitiny.
If a reporter took the same liberties with a quote in a news story, they would, at the very least, be suspended -- and if they did it again, they'd be fired. Jayson Blair's journalistic crimes at the Times were small potatoes compared to what the likes of Krugman and Maureen Dowd do on the editorial pages.