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Old 03-24-2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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Liberal paper admits mistake....again



NEW YORK For the second time in less than a week, The New York Times today admitted to a serious error in a story. On Saturday it said it had misidentified a man featured in the iconic "hooded inmate" photograph from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Today it discloses that a woman it profiled on March 8 is not, in fact, a victim of Hurricane Katrina--and was arrested for fraud and grand larceny yesterday.

As it did in the Abu Ghraib mistake, the Times ran an editors' note on page 2 of its front section, along with a lengthy news article (this time on the front page of Section B). Again mirroring the Abu Ghraib episode, the newspaper revealed a surprising and inexplicable lapse in fact-checking on the part of a reporter and/or editor.

The original article, more than 1000 words in length, was written by Nicholas Confessore. He also wrote the news article about the error today. Without saying that he wrote the first story, he wrote today: "The Times did not verify many aspects of Ms. Fenton's claims, never interviewed her children, and did not confirm the identity of the man she described as her husband."

The editors' note states:

"An article in The Metro Section on March 8 profiled Donna Fenton, identifying her as a 37-year-old victim of Hurricane Katrina who had fled Biloxi, Miss., and who was frustrated in efforts to get federal aid as she and her children remained as emergency residents of a hotel in Queens.

"Yesterday, the New York police arrested Ms. Fenton, charging her with several counts of welfare fraud and grand larceny. Prosecutors in Brooklyn say she was not a Katrina victim, never lived in Biloxi and had improperly received thousands of dollars in government aid. Ms. Fenton has pleaded not guilty.

"For its profile, The Times did not conduct adequate interviews or public record checks to verify Ms. Fenton's account, including her claim that she had lived in Biloxi. Such checks would have uncovered a fraud conviction and raised serious questions about the truthfulness of her account."

Last Saturday, the Times editors' note disclosed that Ali Shalal Qaissi, pictured on the front page "as the hooded man forced to stand on a box, attached to wires, in a photograph from the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal of 2003 and 2004," was not that man. "The Times did not adequately research Mr. Qaissi's insistence that he was the man in the photograph," it related.
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at least they admit when they are wrong unlike the bush administration
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at least they admit when they are wrong unlike the bush administration
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when will the libs stop trying to discredit cons. see like this back fires in the faces when they do this. and vice versa. i just wish a independant would step up and people like racer x and alice would vote for the independant as a person rather than just siding with a party.

with all that said. alice you're right bush would rahter run out of gas than ask for directions. :laughing6
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i'm not really a liberal or a conservative. if anything i'd more libertarian, but not really. i play it issue by issue, maybe i side with Liberals, maybe not. seemed like both of NY times ups were pretty trivial to me though
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i'm not really a liberal or a conservative. if anything i'd more libertarian, but not really. i play it issue by issue, maybe i side with Liberals, maybe not. seemed like both of NY times ups were pretty trivial to me though
so we're in the same boat then. cool grab a paddle cause i'm going in circles.....lol:icon_bigg
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check this out, i know it's some liberal BS but still i'm sure you can prove it's wrong if you read it and make a fool of the author

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check this out, i know it's some liberal BS but still i'm sure you can prove it's wrong if you read it and make a fool of the author

http://tinyurl.com/llx9h
dont have time to waste on your links and dribble, I gots threads to young man
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