Does the New York Times Stylebook Counsel Writing Around Quotes with the Word ‘Obamacare’?

by Rich Lowry

The New York Times today quoted from our immigration editorial. Here is what we wrote: “The last thing the party needs is a brutal intramural fight when it has been dealt a winning hand on Obamacare.”

Here is how the Times rendered it: “‘The last thing the party needs is a brutal intramural fight when it has been dealt a winning hand’ — troubles with the president’s health care law – ahead of the elections, the editorial said.”