New York Times Retracts Years Of Erroneous Headlines
NEW YORK -- Amid the turmoil sparked by fraud scandals involving Jayson Blair and other staff writers, the Times is reviewing all editorial content from the past several years.
Instituting a policy of full disclosure, Interim Executive Editor Joseph Lelyveld today ordered the retraction of false and misleading headlines as soon as they are discovered. The inventory of falsehoods, expected to reach mammoth proportions, so far includes:
Compassionate Conservative Candidate Bush "A Uniter, Not A Divider"
Candidate Bush Supports Environmental Legislation
Bush Won't Touch Social Security Surplus "Under Any Condition"
George W. Bush Elected
Bipartisan Bush Presidency To Change Tone In Washington
Rumsfeld Assures: No Plans To Invade Iraq
Bush: Finding bin Laden "Dead Or Alive" Is Highest Priority
Ashcroft: Patriot Act To Protect American Freedoms
...and more, many more, at Jim Hightower's weblog.