NYTimes: Rising Non-Interventionism Good… No, Wait, Bad!

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Another interesting NYTimes edit inadvertently exposed. This time of their article summary for an article about rising non-interventionist sentiment, (which they, of course, refer to misleadingly as “isolationist feelings”). Here’s what they originally posted:

The public’s belief that the United States should mind its own business internationally has reached levels not seen since after the Cold War ended.

Here’s what is up there now:

Americans are turning inward, a new Pew survey of U.S. opinion leaders and the general public has found.

Now here is the actual survey question. You tell me: Does this indicate “Americans… turning inward” or Americans wanting their gov’t to stop pissing everyone off?

Forty-two percent of Americans think the United States should “mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own,” according to the survey, which was conducted by the Pew Research Center in association with the Council on Foreign Relations.

In a poll taken in December 2002, before the United States-led invasion of Iraq, only 30 percent of Americans said the country should mind its own business.

12:56 pm on November 17, 2005