Friday, August 27, 2004
Correction of the month: From today's New York Times:
[A] front-page article on Aug. 4 about evidence that Islamic groups are training fighters in Pakistan and sending them into Afghanistan misstated the nature of a 1998 American air strike on a militant training camp in Afghanistan. It was carried out with cruise missiles fired from ships in the Arabian Sea, not bombs dropped by American planes.
You'd think that well-informed copy editors at the Times would catch that error. After all, that was part of one of the most contentious periods of the Clinton administration with some Republicans claiming that the attack was to divert attention from the impeachment proceedings.
And then it took them nearly four weeks to correct it?