Monday, August 22, 2005

Spin Doctors: New York Times Version

Apparently, the New York Times jumped the gun early when the put out a story under this headline today: Iraqi Leaders Reach Agreement On New Constitution.

Clinking on the link now leads to the revised headline: Iraqi Leaders Report Agreement, but Key Issues Remain.

The revised story also contains this humorous sentence: In a legal sleight of hand, a small group of Iraq's senior political leaders handed in a draft of the constitution shortly before midnight, contending that by doing so they had met the deadline they had set for themselves.

It fails to mention that it was the NYT that bit on this obvious sleight of hand.


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