July 3, 2004

I'm sure it was just an accident...

speaking of curious distortions by the newsmedia, Jaed notes:

O Times, o mores,...
The New York Times offers an email service, a daily summary with brief quote of top stories. Here's the summary of one of today's op-eds:
OP-ED COLUMNIST
All Hail Moore
By DAVID BROOKS
A beacon in the form of Michael Moore has appeared on the mountaintop, and tens of thousands have joined in the adulation.
And here's the first paragraph of the actual piece:
In years past, American liberals have had to settle for intellectual and moral leadership from the likes of John Dewey, Reinhold Niebuhr and Martin Luther King Jr. But now, a grander beacon has appeared on the mountaintop, and from sea to shining sea, tens of thousands have joined in the adulation.
Just a wee change in meaning there, no? Were I Brooks, I'd consider suing for libel.

Posted by John Weidner at July 3, 2004 10:29 AM
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