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The Times Corrects Its Labeling Bias - In Mexico, Anyway

"The candidate, Gabino Cue, is a centrist who represented a center-left coalition. He is not a leftist." So when will the Times correct the record regarding that "centrist," Joe Lieberman?

From Friday's Corrections page: "An article yesterday about unrest in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico, misstated the political position of the candidate who finished second in the 2004 gubernatorial election in the state of Oaxaca, a race whose result has been challenged by protesters. The candidate, Gabino Cué, is a centrist who represented a center-left coalition. He is not a leftist."


It's apparently accurate to say that Cue is not a leftist. But one can hardly imagine the Times running something like this in its corrections box:


"An article yesterday about unrest in the city of Hartford, misstated the political position of the candidate who finished second in the 2006 Democratic Senate primary in the state of Connecticut. The candidate, Joe Lieberman, has a liberal voting record. Our past reporting notwithstanding, he is not acentrist."