Gaffes

Cuba Honors Pro-Castro NYT Reporter

Herbert Matthews fawning interview of Fidel Castro in 1957 made the future Communist dictator an international figure.

Idi Amin's "Positive Qualities"?

Actor Forest Whitaker's new biopic about the bloodthirsty dictator "nailed Amin's complexities."

Theory of Evolution Criticized, WTC Attacked...Any Connection?

Dennis Overbye: "In [Sagan's] absence, the public discourse on his favorite issues...has not fared well. The teaching of evolution in public schools has become a bitter bone of contention...and of ...

The Public Editor Gets Tough on Bad Marriage Story

Barney Calame on the Times' controversial claim that "51% of Women Are Now Living Without Spouse": "It was discouraging to find yet another article with an unusual angle that didn't seem to ...

GOP Still "Blocking" Debate on Iraq?

Zeleny repeats Democrat spin that it's Republicans who are blocking debate in the Senate regarding Bush's troop increase, while Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid refuses to allow votes on two ...

Spinning a Lead Headline in a Democratic Direction

The Times spins for Democrats: "In Senate, G.O.P. Blocks A Debate Over Iraq Policy."

Puzzling Correction Priorities at the Times

The Times gets tough: "The editors would not have published the article if they had been aware of these errors." And just what was this grievous offense?

Advertising Reporter Is Hearing Things in Super Bowl Ads

The Times' advertising writer: "Then, too, there was the unfortunate homonym at the heart of a commercial from Prudential Financial, titled 'What Can a Rock Do?' The problem with the spot, created ...

Times Apologizes for Showing Photo, Video of Dying Soldier

The Times "expresses regret that the family suffered distress."

The Times Misleads Again: "Domestic Surveillance" By the Government?

The Times against twists the NSA terror surveillance program into "domestic surveillance."
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