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Another Day, Another Embarrassing Intelligence-Related Correction (NY Times correction)
Times Watch ^ | 4/14/2006 11:59:09 AM | Clay Waters

Posted on 04/14/2006 3:32:21 PM PDT by april15Bendovr

Another Day, Another Embarrassing Intelligence-Related Correction Posted by: Clay Waters 4/14/2006 11:59:09 AM

After correcting itself on the Lewis Libby leak yesterday, the Times on Friday corrects another Bush-related intelligence story by reporter Eric Lichtblau that brought much criticism from conservative bloggers like PowerLine.

This is what Lichtblau falsely claimed March 29: “In a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the secretive court, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, several former judges who served on the panel also voiced skepticism at a Senate hearing about the president's constitutional authority to order wiretapping on Americans without a court order.”

Today the Times admits: “An article on March 29 about congressional hearings on the Bush administration's program of domestic eavesdropping referred imprecisely to testimony about the secretive court known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which requires warrants for eavesdropping under most circumstances. While two former judges said they believed that Mr. Bush was bound by federal laws governing intelligence gathering, they did not explicitly express skepticism about whether he has the constitutional authority to order wiretapping on Americans without a court order.”

As Times Watch pointed out at the time, “Lichtblau doesn’t quote any of the judges actually voicing that skepticism about Bush’s actions -- skepticism Lichtblau certainly feels, judging by his slanted reporting in the past.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cialeaks; correction; homelandsecurity; leaks; nsa; nyt; patriotleak
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1 posted on 04/14/2006 3:32:22 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: april15Bendovr

Where does the Times print corrections and retractions? Page A39?


2 posted on 04/14/2006 3:34:20 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: Kenny Bunkport
Is that right next to the Want-ads?
3 posted on 04/14/2006 3:40:01 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: Kenny Bunkport
Where does the Times print corrections and retractions? Page A39?

I think they print them under the gay "wedding" announcements.

4 posted on 04/14/2006 3:41:55 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC
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To: april15Bendovr
Sorry, but I think WE should SHOUT it from the rooftops...er...the internet....???

Today the Times admits: “An article on March 29 about congressional hearings on the Bush administration's program of domestic eavesdropping referred imprecisely to testimony about the secretive court known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which requires warrants for eavesdropping under most circumstances. While two former judges said they believed that Mr. Bush was bound by federal laws governing intelligence gathering, they did not explicitly express skepticism about whether he has the constitutional authority to order wiretapping on Americans without a court order.”

5 posted on 04/14/2006 3:42:57 PM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: Kenny Bunkport

Its worse than that...

The Times reports it, AP picks it up and runs it. Thousands of newspapers and local news reports cover it...THEN the Times prints a retraction on page C14 and the thousands of media outlets feel no responsibility to retract since it was not their mistake.

We just had a letter to the editor in our local paper claiming that "Bush ordered the disclosure of Valerie Plame's identity".. where did he get that and where is the retraction?


6 posted on 04/14/2006 3:45:06 PM PDT by Paloma_55 (Which part of "Common Sense" do you not understand???)
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To: CFC__VRWC

yeah, so Republicans can't find the corrections and rub it in their faces.


7 posted on 04/14/2006 3:46:03 PM PDT by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: CFC__VRWC; Kenny Bunkport
I think I saw the retractions printed next to the article tittled

"More Layoffs at the New York Times

8 posted on 04/14/2006 3:46:56 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: goodnesswins

I do not think the shouting should be done by us, rather the
daily press briefings should begin by citing the corrections made by so many newspapers and page they were placed.


9 posted on 04/14/2006 3:47:00 PM PDT by pennboricua
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>>>... rather the daily press briefings should begin by citing the corrections made by so many newspapers and page they were placed.<<<

I like it. I can see the faces of the press now as Scott McClellan reads off the retractions in front of live TV......priceless!!

10 posted on 04/14/2006 3:52:17 PM PDT by HardStarboard (Get legal or get out!)
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To: pennboricua

"I do not think the shouting should be done by us, rather the
daily press briefings should begin by citing the corrections made by so many newspapers and page they were placed."

I think you have hit on a great strategy! Email it to the WH press office.


11 posted on 04/14/2006 3:55:17 PM PDT by RangerVetNam (Bill Clinton only lied to me. John Kerry lied about me!)
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To: RangerVetNam

Rush has it right in calling them the "drive by media".


12 posted on 04/14/2006 3:57:16 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: april15Bendovr
No biggie for the NYT, they still get 99% of their lies out there unchallenged.
13 posted on 04/14/2006 3:58:55 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: pinz-n-needlez; onyx; ohioWfan; Texasforever; BigSkyFreeper; Tamzee; mrs tiggywinkle; Dog; ...

Ping


14 posted on 04/14/2006 3:59:30 PM PDT by Mo1 ("Stupidity is also a gift from God, but it should not be abused." Pope John Paul II)
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To: HardStarboard

... rather the daily press briefings should begin by citing the corrections made by so many newspapers and page they were placed.<<<

I like it. I can see the faces of the press now as Scott McClellan reads off the retractions in front of live TV......priceless!!


I agree and Scott McClellan should set it up as a quiz in front of the press corps by first asking "Truth or retraction" then poll how many goy it right.


15 posted on 04/14/2006 4:00:56 PM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: pennboricua

YES, you ARE correct....but, maybe, if we put it in bold it will allow those who peruse this site to have EASIER ACCESS to it, and USE IT! (That's why I do it - to unbury it in the myriad of replies.) But, I love your idea!


16 posted on 04/14/2006 4:01:57 PM PDT by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: HardStarboard

I am becoming quite disappointed with our party, it seems that being diplomatic is more inportant than being direct.


17 posted on 04/14/2006 4:02:00 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: april15Bendovr

HA ha...
and the RATS take another one in the...

18 posted on 04/14/2006 4:02:40 PM PDT by Chode (1967 UN Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT. American Hedonist )
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To: aflaak

ping


19 posted on 04/14/2006 4:03:11 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 (Black ribbon on my IPW card in memory of PaulaB)
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To: april15Bendovr

bump


20 posted on 04/14/2006 4:04:14 PM PDT by JPJones (First and foremost: I'm a Freeper.)
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