The NY Times Retracts Its Anti-Ron Paul Smearblog

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Sorta. Needless to say, though the Times should be crawling on its belly like a reptile, it tries to diminish its guilt by admitting to errors of journalistic convention only. Nevertheless, the Ron Paul movement–and the Internet–won. We bombarded the Times with protests, criticisms, and corrections. We forced the newspaper to repudiate its lying blog, and to say: “The original post should not have been published with these unverified assertions and without any response from Paul.” Read the whole somewhat-smarmy retraction.

8:16 pm on December 26, 2007