More on Blumenthal & NYTimes

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Fri May 21 05:02:45 UTC 2010

I'll wait to see what comes out of the discussions.   I consider it
quite possible that both the NYTimes and Blumenthal are in the wrong.

Note:   I stopped depending on the Times for accuracy when they
published an article about how New York City's dialect was
disappearing.   Every expert they quoted seemed to me to be plainly
saying it was CHANGING rather than dying out.   (When was that
article?   I remember it was discussed on this list, not exactly
The newspaper I now depend on for accuracy is USA Today.

victor steinbok wrote:
> More proof that NYT has become an embarrassment.
> Hartford Courant put the kibosh on that story as well.
> To me, this is rather conclusive evidence that the NYT reporters took
> oppo research from the McMahon campaign and published it virtually
> unfiltered--and unchecked. Will heads roll? Doubtful. Aside from the
> Blair affair, NYT has always resisted removal of screw-ups. It took
> them nearly six years to rectify the WMD problem.
> VS-)
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:16 PM, Dan Goodman <dsgood at> wrote:
>> He's also reported to have said twice that he was captain of the Harvard
>> swim team.  Which, according to reports, he was never a member of -- let
>> alone captain.

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