Monday, October 31, 2005

The Hard Right, or the Harder Right?

You will hear this theme from the MSM over and over, so get used to (HT to MRC):

In picking a Supreme Court nominee, CBS's Bob Schieffer fretted on Sunday's Face the Nation, President Bush is caught between "Democrats" and "the hard right."


Step one in the Bush recovery plan - Alito. Watch approval ratings bump combined with renewed conservative vigor as we take the fight to the far left. Dems will find themselves only slighthly less divided than over Roberts as any moderates left in their party will be feeling heat from the far left to fight the nomination, but any attempt to filibuster will make average voters believe even more strongly that the only thing Dems have to offer to the national debate is whining. Malkin has a good roundup, and Mudville Gazette has plenty of info.

Friday, October 28, 2005

A Wise Corporal

From Malkin, via David Boyd, another heroic Marine Corporal:

Jeffrey Starr, a Marine corporal, was killed on April 30. He was profiled this week in the NYT as part of the coverage of 2000 Americans who have died in Iraq. A letter to his girlfriend was found on his laptop. Here is part of his letter that didn't make the NYT:

Obviously if you are reading this then I have died in Iraq. I kind of predicted this, that is why I'm writing this in November. A third time just seemed like I'm pushing my chances. I don't regret going, everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it's not to me. I'm here helping these people, so that they can live the way we live. Not have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. To do what they want with their lives. To me that is why I died. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark.

Still Negligent on Wilson

Can't remember where I noticed the complaint about coverage of the Joe Wilson report, so not sure who to credit, but I notice the omission of relevant info in the N&O today so will extend the complaint here.

The article today says of Wilson's trip: After traveling to Africa in 2002 to look into claims that Iraq had sought to acquire material there for its nuclear weapons program, Joseph Wilson wrote in an op-ed article in The New York Times on July 6, 2003 that the White House had "twisted" the intelligence ...

Well, a factual and complete statement, if you did not have a lefty bias like the N&O, would be: After traveling to Africa and confirming that Iraq had sought to acquire material there for its nuclear weapons program, Joseph Wilson wrote....

You could add the relevant details that the final reports of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Butler commission comfirmed that Wilson's report from Africa and his statements later did not correspond (or, you could call him the liar he is), but to ignore the facts is a shameful display of journalistic ethics.

Black and White?

Kudos to the N&O for staying on the Jim Black scandal story, but I can't help lodging one complaint by comparison.

At the state level Black is similar to Tom Delay at the national level. Both led their parties to a majority and maintained party discipline during tough votes.

But when the N&O reports on Delay the lead is always that he is a Republican and the story reviews his relationship with the President and his importance as a leader of the party. In the Black articles, however, the paper barely (and sometimes not at all) mentions that Black is a Democrat. And I have yet to see any mention of the ties between Black and Easley or any repetitive commentary or analysis of the damage the Black fiasco will have on the NC Democratic party.

Libby Indicted

Libby indicted - second indictment of Bush administration official. HT to Mike Williams for pointing out that the administration has 59 indictments to go to equal the Clinton record.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Marines and SOCOM

The idea of adding the Marines to SOCOM, or folding SOCOM into the Marines, has been discussed for years. Now National Review is reporting on some progress. HT Chaotic.

Will They Come Back?

I was willing to give the president the benefit of the doubt on the Miers nomination, but given the number of conservative bloggers who lined up against her, I am glad she has withdrawn. I think this will be a turning point in bringing conservatives back into the fold who have withheld support recently.

The best sign that a conservative mending is coming is the MSM's continual squawking about the conservative crack-up. Over the last 5 years every time the MSM has grasped a theme that they think will be damaging to the president, the tide has turned and they have been proven wrong.

So this time Bush will nominate a strong conservative to the Court and allow his base to rain fire upon the obstructionist left rather than upon the administration. Meanwhile, Congress will continue to push through spending cuts to demonstrate conservative fiscal restraint. They will also pass bills related to tort reform, tax simplification and continued tax relief - all music to the ears of conservatives.

And in Iraq we will see successful parliamentary elections in December and a continued improved security posture, which will allow us to draw down troops not as a political gesture (which is why NC reps David Price and Brad Miller are calling for withdrawal), but as a recognition of the reality on the ground.

Conservatives will not only come home, but they will assemble for the 2006 elections and once again disappoint the MSM by winning. Bush will not move above 50% approval ratings, but he doesn't have to, and he shouldn't care. Presidents can leave office with strong approval ratings if they do nothing substantive, witness Clinton, but bold steps lead to anger and a split electorate. Don't worry about healing that void Mr. President, just win your side back and then keep the ball in conservative hands.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Why they stay

Mudville Gazette provides some info on reenlistment rates and adds the reasons why soldiers are staying or leaving. Here is the best one:

..."because as I look around at the state of this nation and see all of the weak little pampered candy-asses that are whining about this or protesting that, I'd be afraid to leave the fate of this nation entirely up to them."

From my time as a young LT to my current reserve association with the military, I have found that our young American soldiers want good leadership and tough challenges. Some will talk about money or being away from their families or spartan conditions, but the soldiers we want to keep do not want to be pampered. They need a test to prove who they are inside, and they need to look up to their leaders and know that those in command are just as brave and dedicated and tough as they are. Then they will reenlist.

If the view of the anti-war left was true (our soldiers all want to come home now because conditions are tough), then we would not be seeing the overwhelming number of volunteers for areas like Special Forces. The problem in perceptions is that the guy who couldn't make it as a soldier will return and quickly find a sympathetic reporter and an even more willing editor to put his story on the front page.

The young hero going through Special Forces training, on the other hand, is focused on building his technical competence so he can deploy and work as an integral part of his team. That young man doesn't have time for the majority of the MSM, and probably feels some disdain for the institution. But he does have faith that the American people will overcome the daily prattle they are hearing and support the soldier as he brings freedom to yet another corner of the world and brings safety to the American people.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Gripe with the sports page

We have gone after almost every section of the N&O on this blog, so I see no reason why the sports page should be immune. I specifically want to call the paper (and writer Luke DeCock - yes, that is really his name) to task for predicting that the hometown Carolina Hurricanes would not make the playoffs.

Now while I criticize the news people for cheering too loudly for homeboy John Edwards, I think the sports section is authorized to support the home team. The Hurricanes performance the year prior to the strike may not have justified a lot of enthusiasm, but with the addition of the best young coach in hockey, Peter Laviolette, the emergence of young stars Eric Stahl and Cam Ward, and the signings of talented team players like Ray Whitney and Cory Stillman, you would think the paper could have at least predicted an 8 seed in the playoffs.

Still early, but the Canes lead the division, beat the undefeated Ottawa Senators last night after being down 2-0, and have been playing some of the most exciting hockey we can remember. Laviolette has trained his team to understand and execute under the new rules and they are one of the least penalized teams in the league. He has also built a team rather then a squad centered around one or two stars, and he has a deep bench to help as the season goes into the later stages. He also has 2 fine goalies and some great kids still in the minors, so this season may be the start of something big here in NC.

Where was the MSM when Hillary lied?

The Media Research Center folks rightly ask why the MSM is so concerned about the possibility a current member of the administration misled a grand jury, but did not appear as concerned in 2000 when it was proven that Hillary Clinton had lied to a grand jury:

In a report released October 18, 2000, independent counsel Robert Ray determined Hillary had given false testimony when questioned about the travel office firings, a crime that Ray declined to prosecute. FNC reporter David Shuster (now with MSNBC) explained on that night's Special Report with Brit Hume:

"The investigation began in the administration's first term when seven members of the Travel Office staff were terminated and replaced by a company run by Clinton friends. The issue for prosecutors was whether anybody in the White House tried to cover up alleged mismanagement of the firings.

"Under oath, Mrs. Clinton flatly denied any role and denied that she had any input, but later a memo surfaced from administration chief David Watkins suggesting Mrs. Clinton wanted the travel staff fired. Watkins said there would be hell to pay if swift action was not taken in conformity with the First Lady's wishes. A friend of Watkins also alleged that Watkins was told to quote, 'fire the sons of bitches.'

"While that claim could not be substantiated, Independent Counsel Robert Ray cited eight separate conversations between the First Lady and senior staff and concluded: ‘Mrs. Clinton's input into the process was significant, if not the significant factor influencing the pace of events in the Travel Office firings and the ultimate decision to fire the employees.'"

Shuster then showed George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley: "It essentially says that she satisfies all of the components of an indictment and is ultimately safe from trial simply by the discretion of the prosecutor. That's pretty damning."

So what did the three networks do that night? The CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News didn't utter a word about it, while ABC's World News Tonight gave it just 20 seconds, less than one-sixth the time allocated to a story on the "subway series" between the New York Yankees and Mets. The October 18 Inside Politics on CNN gave the development 21 seconds.

The short item read by ABC anchor Peter Jennings: "The independent counsel investigating various activities of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton said today that Mrs. Clinton gave false testimony about her role in the firing of White House travel workers seven years ago. But Robert Ray concluded she should not be prosecuted because there was insufficient evidence that she intended to influence the decision."

If the current special prosecutor offers a similar bottom line verdict on Rove or Libby, it's not a stretch to suggest the networks would be at the front of the liberal lynch mob insisting that they lose their jobs. But five years ago they snoozed when they learned about Hillary Clinton's false testimony.

Monday, October 24, 2005

NPR Now Officially Advising Dems

For those still out there defending NPR as an unbiased source of news, here are NPR commentators cheering on the Democrats and offering advice in the upcoming elections (from the Media Research Center):

When, on this past weekend's Inside Washington, host Gordon Peterson recited a list of issues Democratic congressional candidates could use against Republican incumbents -- "you've got Iraq, you've got Harriet Miers, you've got Katrina, you got Tom DeLay being indicted. You've got a lot of ammunition" -- NPR reporter Nina Totenberg jumped in to shout: "And you've got the tax cuts!" She soon offered her recommendation on how Democrats should campaign: "One of the other things is you say, 'look, we're in this mess fiscally and they want to increase the tax cuts for the most wealthy people in the United States,' the top one half of one percent would get a hundred thousand dollars, people who make over a million dollars or something like that."

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Credit Where Due

Congratulations to the N&O for running a story at least somewhat critical of the comments of Kamau Kambon. Not sure whether they were beaten to the story by the blogs because they were trying to ignore it, or simply because the MSM is falling father and farther behind the blogosphere.

Kudos as well for the coverage of the death of Marine Sgt. Mark P. Adams. Jay Price again has done a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of one of our finest, and Melanie Sill hails Price's coverage in the paper today. By reporting the facts on the story rather than making Adams' death into a political commentary, the N&O has avoided the error of much of the MSM. I think this link will get you to the story on the Adams funeral written by Leah Friedman. If you can't get in, here is the end of the story:

Phillip Adams said his son believed in the U.S. mission in Iraq.

The family said they are deriving strength from their faith and knowing their son died doing what he loved. Phillip Adams said they have also enjoyed reading the letters from Mark's friends.

Just before the service ended with a slide show of Adams' life and a rifle salute and playing of Taps, Phillip Adams walked around the stage's podium and looked down at his son's casket.
"Sgt. Mark Phillip Adams, I salute you, my son, my Marine, my hero," he said and broke into tears.

Thanks to Mudville Gazette for letting me add this to their great open post.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Exterminate the White People?

HT to Mike Williams for this story, and this challenge to the N&O to cover it:

"WE HAVE TO EXTERMINATE WHITE PEOPLE" is the title of this Michelle Malkin posting:

Mike Adams blows the whistle on a murder-minded liberal racist in academia. His name is Dr. Kamau Kambon, an affiliated faculty instructor at NC State University.

E-mail the school's Africana Studies department at

Jon Sanders at Carolina Journal has more:

Prior to his call for genocide against white people, Kambon, who owns Blacknific[e]nt Books in Raleigh, told the panel that “we are at war.” He said that white people had set up an "international plantation" for blacks, which made “every white person on earth a plantation master.” He said that, “You’re either supporting white people in their process of death, or you're for African liberation.”

He stressed one point in particular. “White people want to kill us. I want you to understand that. They want to kill you,” he said. “They want to kill you because that is part of their plan.”

Kambon closed his remarks by urging participants and C-SPAN viewers to "get very serious and not be diverted from coming up with a solution to the problem, and the problem on the planet is white people."

Before teaching at NCSU, Kambon was a professor of education at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, a historically black institution. He was given a Citizen's Award in 1999 by the Triangle’s left-wing newspaper, The Independent Weekly. Ironically, Kambon is also an opponent of the death penalty.

Excerpts of Kambon's address may be heard online at the John Locke Foundation's blog site The Locker Room. The full remarks may be found at C-SPAN online ( by searching the recent programs for "Black Media Forum on Image of Black Americans in Mainstream Media."


Mike Adams, by the way, is a professor at UNC-Wilmington. Follow this link to his Townhall column. Check this Kamau Kambon comment out:

Now how do I know that the white people know that we are going to come up with a solution to the problem? I know it because they have retina scans, they have what they call racial profiling, DNA banks, and they’re monitoring our people to try to prevent the one person from coming up with the one idea. And the one idea is, how we are going to exterminate white people because that in my estimation is the only conclusion I have come to. We have to exterminate white people off the face of the planet to solve this problem. Now I don’t care whether you clap or not, but I’m saying to you that we need to solve this problem because they are going to kill us. And I will leave on that. So we just have to just set up our own system and stop playing and get very serious and not be diverted from coming up with a solution to the problem and the problem on the planet is white people.

So what will the N&O do?

Thursday, October 20, 2005

More Dem Fraud

More convictions for voter fraud in St. Louis, but not a peep from the MSM.

Toledo Gang Member = Boston Tea Party

Confederate Yankee carries the exchange of Hannity and Colmes where a lefty Syracuse professor compares the rioting of Toledo gang members with the actions of the leaders of the Boston Tea Party.

U.S. Military for the Nobel

Go to David Boyd for his link to a great suggestion from Jay Nordlinger: As the greatest guarantor of peace throughout the world, why not award the Nobel to the U.S. military (and I add in, rather then Arafat or Jimmy Carter)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

No News? Make something up

The AP and the N&O had no real news today on Karl Rove, so they decided to make a story. The story reported that Rove canceled some planned appearances due to scheduling conflicts. The story also noted that Rove has appeared before Fitzgerald's grand jury. Good solid reporting, though not exactly groundbreaking stuff.

So to spice things up, and with absolutely no evidence to support the theory, the N&O ran the story claiming that Rove canceled the appearances because of the Fitzgerald inquiry. Hack partisan journalism from the paper "committed to accuracy."

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Louisiana Not Dysfunctional

The MSM will continue to print stories from various angles claiming that the Bush administration (Republicans) and not the Louisiana Gov. and N.O. Mayor (Democrats) were at fault for the chaos of Katrina.

The folks at the N&O, "committed to accuracy," go along with the ploy by choosing this headline today: E-mail suggests FEMA, not Louisiana, was dysfunctional. The article correctly points out that the bureaucracy created (at the demand of Democrats) after 9/11 was unwieldy and dysfunctional. The article also makes clear (though perhaps without realizing that the point harms the big-government lovers) that we should not rely on the federal govt. to be the first responder to local or regional problems.

But what the article does not do is mention how Louisiana was not dysfunctional. Read the headline again. It says Louisiana was not dysfunctional, which is a laughable assertion given all of the evidence to the contrary. So why wouldn't the paper just take their daily shot at the Bushies with E-mail suggests FEMA confusion. That header would be reporting, which is, oddly enough, the job of a reporter. The header the paper chose demonstrates shameless bias and a good dose of incompetence.

Friday, October 14, 2005

E-Mail Trail

I will include the whole e-mail trail of this remarkable exchange with the public editor of the regional paper here in Raleigh, the N&O. Remember, this guy is hired to represent the readers and root out problems at the paper like political bias. The public editor's email is The news editor is Let's just render an F to their work on the following:

Mr. Vaden and Ms. Sill,

I am still waiting for the promised explanation for the lack of coverage in the N&O of the FBI investigation into the actions of the staffers of Sen. Schumer.

I am also interested in the lack of coverage of Louis Freeh's remarkable revelations (from MSNBC): Freeh charges that, rather than pressure Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah for access to the (Khobar) bombing suspects, Mr. Clinton asked the kingdom for a contribution to his presidential library.

Finally, I read today's story about Frank Ballance but found no reference to his party affiliation. You always seem able to slip in the party affiliation of a Republican (see your Carrington stories) convicted of misdeeds, so why not label Ballance?

Scott Pierce

Reply from Ted Vaden:

Dear Mr. Pierce:

Our news editor has not been able to find any stories regarding Shumer's staff.

As regards the Freeh allegations, the only reference he can find is a Washington Post column (not a story) last week by media columnist Howard Kurtz. In it, Kurtz quoted a Clinton spokesman as saying that Freeh was not present for any meeting between Clinton and Crown Prince Abdullah, and a former Clinton counterterrorism official, Daniel Benjamin, as saying that Freeh is “factually wrong” and that the former president “pushed the crown prince quite hard,” and eventually won Saudi cooperation that led to indictments in the Khobar Towers case.

I agree with you that we should have included Ballance's party affiliation.

Thanks for inquiring.

Ted Vaden

And my reply to Vaden:

Mr. Vaden,

It took me 5 minutes to find a story on Schumer's staff
here from a Baltimore paper, and here from Newsday and here from The Hill "The Newspaper for and about the U.S. Congress". There is a difference between "not being able to find any stories" and not wanting to find any stories.

Two more minutes on Freeh took me
here to CNN and here to the NY Sun. If your editors do not think it is newsworthy that the former head of the FBI is claiming the president of the U.S. failed to ask the Saudis for access to the Khobar bombers but did ask for a financial contribution for his library, then they should be fired. It would certainly be appropriate to run an article quoting Freeh's allegations and also including refutations from the Clinton associates you note, but failing to report anything is negligent.

Also, I would like to ask your permission to post your response to my last question on a blog.

Scott Pierce

Feel free to fire away at this if you have the time.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Two Americas?

Having worked on Wall Street myself, I am supporter of the center of dynamic capitalism, but if I had gone around for the last 2 years playing class politics by talking about the "Two Americas," I might hesitate to head to Wall Street after losing an election. But not John Edwards:

BusinessWeek has learned that Edwards has signed up to work for the New York-based private investment concern Fortress Investment Group as a part-time senior advisor. As such, he will be "providing support in developing investment opportunities worldwide and strategic advice on global economic issues," says Edwards spokesperson Kim Rubey. Fortress declined to comment about hiring Edwards, who teamed up with Massachusetts Senator John Kerry in a losing bid against President George Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney last year.

DEM LEANINGS. Fortress apparently has had its eye on Democratic politics and Edwards for some time. During the 2004 Presidential campaign cycle, the employees political action committee of the company contributed $143,650 to Democratic candidates for Congress and the White House, including $4,000 to Edwards. They gave just $10,500 to Republicans running for federal office.

The N&O has printed more puff pieces on Edwards than we can count, so let's see how much coverage they give to his latest move to support the poor, and let's see whether they are willing to investigate the future political givings of Fortress.

Shumer? Freeh? Ballance?

Still nothing back from Ted Vaden or Melanie Sill explaining why they have failed to cover the FBI investigation into the misdeeds of Shumer's office (despite their assurance that they would get back to me).

Still no coverage in the N&O about the Louis Freeh book despite the importance of the book in understanding the history of the GWOT.

And the N&O completes the trifecta of incompetence by running a whole article on disgraced NC pol Frank Ballance and not once mentioning he is a Democrat.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Teacher Certification Myths

The John Locke Foundation again does a nice job of researching and dispelling myths, this time surrounding teacher certification. Read the whole piece for details, but my take on the issue is that states impose minimum levels of certification with 2 results. First, by imposing minimum standards you attract people who can just exceed those standards. Second, by making the certification process painful, you discourage potential teachers who have talent in other fields (business, engineering etc.) from spending their valuable time on a certification process that does not make them a better teacher.

Now if we had school choice and merit based pay, then the market (parental and student school and class selection) would determine teacher value and we wouldn't need state certification.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Selective "Commitment to Accuracy"

Our own N&O - "committed to accuracy" - has chosen to run front page stories on Tom Delay twice (and bury the story about the need for the Dem. partisan prosecutor to use 3 grand juries to get what he wanted), and yesterday ran a front page piece associating VP Cheney with a man who misused classified govt. info.

But they don't seem to have the time to investigate or run the facts about the FBI investigation into the actions of some of Chuck Shumer's staffers (HT Mike Williams and Michelle Malkin).

Freeh Speaks

Haven't seen much coverage in the MSM (and nothing in the N&O) about Louis Freeh's book. Maybe this is why:

In another revelation, Freeh says the former president let down the American people and the families of victims of the Khobar Towers terror attack in Saudi Arabia. After promising to bring to justice those responsible for the bombing that killed 19 and injured hundreds, Freeh says Clinton refused to personally ask Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to allow the FBI to question bombing suspects the kingdom had in custody – the only way the bureau could secure the interviews, according to Freeh. Freeh writes in the book, “Bill Clinton raised the subject only to tell the crown prince that he understood the Saudis’ reluctance to cooperate and then he hit Abdullah up for a contribution to the Clinton Presidential Library.” Says Freeh, “That’s a fact that I am reporting.”

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Headline Distortion

I sent this note to the paper in the morning, and was glad to see Mike Williams pick up on the same problem this afternoon:

If I remember correctly from my week on the Front Page meetings, your staff is often constrained by the standard fare of biased wire service stories, but you do choose the headlines.

So I question your headline choice in the story today of a military aide who was hired by Al Gore's office in 1999 and was retained briefly by Vice President Cheney's office during the transition of staffs in 2001. Any objective headline writer would have penned Ex-aide to Gore accused in spy case. So isn't it interesting in the paper "committed to accuracy" to read Ex-aide to Cheney accused in spy case?

You also control article placement, so don't you find it interesting that you would run a story on Tom Delay's indictment on the front page two days in a row, but run the story on the failure of the first grand jury to indict Delay on page 6?

Mr. Vaden, you have your hands full.

Regards - Scott Pierce

When will the N&O apologize?

Rantingprofs forwards this article from the ombudsman at a paper about the size of the N&O. This is the type of article that Ted Vaden needs to write to apologize for the poor coverage (excepting Jay Price's reporting) of the war in Iraq.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Anti-Souter

The big lawyer-bloggers (see Instapundit and Powerline) are handling the legal analysis of the Miers nomination, Hugh Hewitt seems to be backing her, and George Will would have preferred a more historic and intellectual choice. Major Mike conducts a military analysis of the pick and likes the choice. All I can say is that every time critics shoot early at Bush they come to regret it.

His forte is straight talk and straight thinking and he has come to trust his judgement on character. So here is my bet. As people get to see and hear Miers (rather than read what others who barely know her have to say), they will like her more (just as they did with Roberts). Twenty years from now we will group Miers with Rehnquist, Scalia, Thomas and Roberts as justices who remade the court.

Bush knows his father made a mistake by giving in to his political weakness and nominating an unknown who was recommended by someone else (Souter). So at least Bush is nominating a somewhat unknown who is well known by him.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


We mentioned H.R. McMaster in an earlier post about the battles at Tall Afar. Here is a photo of him with some of his troops.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Shirking on Sheehan

Even as the American public sours on "End the Occupation of New Orleans" Sheehan, the MSM can't seem to report about her wanderings accurately. The N&O reported today on a meeting between Sheehan and Senator Dole. Here is how they described Sheehan: a leading figure in the opposition to the war in Iraq and has called for bringing U.S. troops home from the desert.

Well, not exactly. She has also called for bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan, and also for pulling them out of New Orleans as noted above. An accurate depiction of Sheehan would also note that she has called President Bush the "biggest terrorist of all" and has demanded a war crimes tribunal for the leaders in the Bush administration.

Maybe the N&O reporters did not know that information, in which case they should be fired for ignorance. Or maybe they just decided to ignore the facts, in which case, you decide.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

LTG Petraeus at Princeton

Tigerhawk carries the recent speech by LTG Petraeus at Princeton. Wouldn't you think the MSM would have run this speech (rather than the ramblings of ignorant reporters sitting in NYC) on the front page?

NY Times Runs Fourth Correction of Krugman

So the NY Times has now run their fourth correction of an editorial by former economist and current political hack Paul Krugman. But what do the regional papers, like the N&O, do? The N&O chooses to carry some Krugman columns, and while he is not as vile as Molly Ivins, almost every editorial is open to later corrections. Does the N&O have an obligation to run corrections as well? I would hope so, but I haven't seen any yet.