Monday, March 26, 2007

Quick links on press bias

The New York Times Magazine wanted a cover story on the suffering of female combat veterans of the Iraq war. So, they interviewed women undergoing psychiatric treatment and published their horror stories about duty in Iraq. This included Amorita Randall's harrowing description of brain injury and rape while in Iraq. Her story, which the unbiased NY Times accepted and printed, turned out to be mere delusion. One might think that the fact that they were interviewing psychiatric patients might cause them to check their facts. Apparently, not.

In a hit-and-run attack, the Minneapolis Star Tribune found an anonymous comment left at and insinuated that the lawyers at Power Line blog were responsible.

UPDATE: The Star Tribune has now issued a correction.

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