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We Report, They Correct

Monday, I reported that the NY Times had misquoted President Bush, making it sound like he had criticized the act of protesting rather than the protesters’ message. Today, after hearing about it from me and other MB readers, the NY Times ran a correction:

The White House Letter column on Monday, about the prominent role of women in the debate over the Iraq war, incorrectly summarized comments by President Bush about Cindy Sheehan’s protest. He said that an immediate withdrawal of American troops, as advocated by such protests, would weaken the United States and embolden terrorists. He did not say that protesters like Ms. Sheehan were themselves weakening the United States and emboldening terrorists. (Go to Article)

Thanks to Pittsburgh Media Watch and MB reader Sean for the big assists.
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