Gaffes

Has Obama Really Overcome His Wright Problem? NYT Says Sure

But a new USA Today/Gallup poll found the opposite to be true: "One-third of likely voters say Obama's ties to Wright make them less likely to vote for him."

Joe Lieberman's "Lurch to the Right"?

A strangely hostile John Broder claims Lieberman "could become the first person to lose the vice presidency on both major party tickets."

Times Focuses on Sen. Jay Rockefeller's Apology, Not His Offensive Comments

Democratic Senator and Obama endorser on John McCain, heartless killer: "McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit. What ...

U.S. Reaction After 9-11 Betrayed "Spirit of Openness"

Silly politics on the cover of the Times Book Review: "...lifelong citizens under suspicion for having foreign-sounding names...."

Bloggers: Fat, Stressed Sweat-Shop Boys

From Sunday's front page: "They work long hours, often to exhaustion. Many are paid by the piece - not garments, but blog posts. This is the digital-era sweatshop....some are starting to wonder if ...

OK, What Have They Done With the Real Howard Dean?

"Democrats' Turmoil Tests Party's Low-Key Leader" - Headline to April 2 story on Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard "I Have a Scream" Dean.

The Times Finds Yet Another "Widening Gap" - Life Expectancy

Only the Times could spin an increase in life expectancy as a disturbing trend: "Life expectancy for the nation as a whole has increased, the researchers said, but affluent people have experienced ...

Times Can't Figure Out Why Media's Ignoring Iraq Lately

Could the surge and resulting decline in the fatality rate for U.S. troops have something to do with it? The Times gives five other reasons before even making the suggestion.

Times Still Clueless About Crime Cause and Effect

There they go again: "...but incarceration rates have continued to rise while crime rates have fallen." Hey, maybe the reason crime rates have fallen is that more criminals are in jail!

The Times Gets Taken in By Another Fabulist

Meet "Margaret B. Jones," author of a gang memoir about her days as a half-white girl in the hood that turned out to be totally fabricated.
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