Correction Of The Month

November 27th, 2007at 10:10pm Posted by Eli

Time’s response to Joe Klein getting busted either lying or uncritically regurgitating Republican spin on a bill he never even bothered to read:

In the original version of this story, Joe Klein wrote that the House Democratic version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) would allow a court review of individual foreign surveillance targets. Republicans believe the bill can be interpreted that way, but Democrats don’t.

I’m not really sure that I would even call that a “correction” – it’s more like a signing statement. Here’s how it reads to me:

The Democrats told us we were wrong, but the Republicans told us we were totally okay, so we’re just going to cover our asses by printing this to make ourselves look like responsible journalists while continuing to steadfastly ignore the plainly obvious truth.

Truly, another proud day in journalistic history.

(h/t Jane)

UPDATE: I should probably also point out the curious phrasing: “Republicans believe the bill can be interpreted that way” – they don’t even claim that that’s what the bill says, simply that it “can be interpreted that way.” That’s some might fine parsing right there.

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