June 21, 2004

NY Times backpedaling over last weeks headline "No Iraq AQ connection"

BuzzMachine... by Jeff Jarvis
"Horse. Barn. Gone."
'Nuff said.

*shakes head in disgust* P and I were just talking about this last night. His question was more "Wonder what precipitated that?" (Safire's response). I thought that since Cheny (the second biggest dog on the block) was forced to come out and respond, that the White House was probably (and rightfully) pretty pissed off. However, as Jeff Jarvis points out, the retraction is moot. The damage has been done, and that headline is all most people will ever see/hear. They won't listen to the retraction, they won't listen to the Commissions refutation of that headline - all they read is the big bold lies letters on the cover of the New York Times.