September 19, 2007

C'mon, New York Times, get it right

The NYT seems to misunderstand what's going on here. The current headline for this story about the Webb amendment (which would have forced the military to equalize time in Iraq with time at home recovering) and its obstruction by filibuster by the Republicans reads "Democrats Fall Short in Effort to Shift Course of Iraq War."

Well, no. The Democrats tried their damndest, but 43 Republicans and one Republican-lite (Lieberman) voted to block a full vote on the amendment, thus keeping soliders in Iraq indefinitely with no respite. It wouldn't seem too hard for professional journalists to recognize that, but maybe the NYT doesn't want to offend the Republican party.

Posted by Linkmeister at September 19, 2007 04:14 PM | TrackBack