Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?
The New York Times lies again--this time in its "corrections" department:
Corrections - New York Times: A front-page article on Sunday about the re-election campaign of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman misstated the position he took on the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court in some copies. Mr. Lieberman opposed a filibuster against Judge Alito's nomination, but did not support the nomination itself.
When the Senate is divided as the Senate is now, to oppose a filibuster is to support the nomination. The two right ways to describe Lieberman's position on Alito are "Lieberman wanted Alito to be confirmed" and "Lieberman wanted Alito to be confirmed, and also wanted to pretend that he opposed Alito."
We're not dumb--or at least not as dumb as the New York Times wants us to think.