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Luskin Lacerates Krugman’s Korrection


Don Luskin’s Krugman Truth Squad was partly responsible for the two corrections Krugman was forced to run last week. But as many noted, Krugman’s second correction wasn’t really a correction — it was just a mealy-mouthed restatement of the original error. Today, Luskin is back on case, with suggested text for a new correction:

Corrections: In my column of August 22, and again in a correction appended to my column last Friday, I misstated the results of the 2000 Florida election study by a media consortium led by The Miami Herald, saying it showed Al Gore winning two out of three statewide manual recounts. In fact it showed him winning only two out of four. In light of this, the public editor says, rightly, that I must correct the statement in my column of August 19 that both of two media consortiums

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