Friday, August 26, 2005
Temperature in hell drops: One of the signs that the apocalypse is on us occurred today when New York Times columnist Paul Krugman acknowledged error. Despite what I wrote earlier, early Wednesday morning I sent an e-mail off to the Times public editor Byron Calame. My point in sending it was merely to get Krugman to acknowledge his error in the turnout in Miami County, Ohio.
That was one number that there was no way for Krugman to weasel around. There's no two ways to "interpret" a voter turnout number.
I don't know if they do it for everyone who sends a letter to the public editor, but I did get a visit to this site Monday afternoon from someone at the Times -- their computers are running Windows XP.
I'll leave it to others to parse the rest of the correction to see if it is complete and accurate. I'm not holding my breath.