Neo-Neocon: "The surprise is not that the Times got it so wrong...the surprise is that it ever issued the correction."
This correction from the NY Times comes only a day after an AP reporter dropped the mask on Twitter and a week after it was demonstrated that the media is burying Obama's bad poll numbers like they never did for Dubya.
This raises a question about the media: are they actively lying or merely ignorant? Is the bubble on Eighth Avenue so impenetrable that it took ten days for the Times to correct a clearly erroneous statement? Or was there a debate in the Times' newsroom as to whether admitting the mistake would encourage the "wrong" people?
What separates a writer from a "journalist?" I would guess the perfessers at Columbia would say something about objectivity or the ability to present facts without bias - apparently too much to ask. Because the Tea Party and Sarah Palin.