NY Times Issues Correction, No Explanation
Patterico's all over it
This is a good example of the lottery nature at times of getting linked. I saw Michelle Malkin's post about Al Franken's comments on Monday's show. She linked to an MP3 of the entire show. I quickly scanned through the show and found the point where Franken discussed the Air Enron scandal, and did a quick audioblogger post
by playing that part through my speakers and into the phone. Then, because the NY Times was too incompetent to transcribe it correctly, or because they altered a few words to make the story a little less embarrassing to Air America, I got linked about four more times on that post alone by Mrs M, and by other blogs, such as Patterico. I even got linked on the NY Times Public Editor's comments page.
Patterico's right; the New York Times can't get away with a simple correction on this one. A bad job of transcribing is understandable; but the Times' reporter claimed he got a transcript from the Department of Investigation. Michelle Malkin checked that aspect
and was informed that they had not transcribed the show. So where did the bogus quotes come from?