The PJ Tatler

Do New York Times editorial writers read the New York Times?

Nice catch by James Taranto. Same paper, same day, same story. But two entirely different pictures of what happened. Hey, it’s hard work being the “paper of record.”

  • “The raid was the culmination of years of painstaking intelligence work, including the interrogation of C.I.A. detainees in secret prisons in Eastern Europe, where sometimes what was not said was as useful as what was.”–news story, New York Times, May 3
  • “There is no evidence that good intelligence like this was the result of secret detentions or abuse and torture. Everything suggests the opposite.”–editorial, New York Times, May 3