Baseball Crank
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February 10, 2008
POLITICS: Dog Bites Man

Patterico catches the LA Times writing a tendentious, fact-stretching op-ed piece disguised as a news story.


Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:12 PM | Politics 2008 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

I don't have the time -- or the inclination, frankly -- to fact-check Patterico's fact-checking, but based on what he's laid out here, it's pretty outrageous.

I despise Cheney, and I have little doubt he does support torture, without qualms or apprehension. But, when reporting the "news," what some one says is what he says.

It's a disservice to all -- the truth included -- to just make stuff up, or quote so far out of context as to render the original words meaningless.

Posted by: Mike at February 11, 2008 7:44 AM

One thing you (and not Patterico) got wrong - it appears this was actually an opinion column of some sort, not a news story.

Posted by: Devin McCullen at February 11, 2008 4:11 PM
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