NYT's Blatant "News" Defense of Kerry
The NYT defends Kerry, not in an editorial but in "political memo", without providing the actual quote until the 18th para. And then they misquote it!
The NYT quote is:
“Do you know where you end up if you don’t study, if you aren’t smart, if you’re intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush.”
The actual line was:
"You know, education — if you make the most of it, you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq."
Can the "Paper of Record" provide an accurate record?
Remember, this was a news article. It's headline read: Flubbed Joke Makes Kerry a Political Punching Bag, Again.
It should have read for accuracy's sake: Kerry's Claimed Joke Makes Him A Political Punching Bag. however, the NYT reporter accepts as fact the Kerry explanation. How is that a fact?