Carol Platt Liebau: NY Times: Our Bad

Friday, December 21, 2007

NY Times: Our Bad

Being the NY Times means never having to say you're sorry -- or, at least, doing so when the fewest number of people are likely to be paying attention, in the weekend before Christmas.

Here, the Times concedes that the story they blazoned about Rudy Giuliani was, most likely wrong.

Whoops. So sorry, Mayor.

The problem, of course, is that the story definitely took a toll on the Giuliani campaign, capitalizing on doubts some Republicans already had about him, and raising concerns that there might be other skeletons in the closet.

And, of course, it's always impossible to unring the bell. But the NY Times gets simply to say "oopsie," and then go on to its next story as "the paper of record."

Must be nice.


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