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NYT Reporter Scrubbed ACORN Quote Report Because He Didn’t Want To Imply They Were Lying

September 27, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Now if it was a GOP affiliated group, they would have been happy to print the whole statement, and question it even if it was true

Remember when ACORN issued a statement saying O’Keefe and Giles were turned away for their NY office but in fact they had received advice for their proposed scheme? Well the Times kindly edited the quote for ACORN so readers didn’t know that ACORN’s statement was ‘no longer operative’.

According the NY Times’ Public Editor the reporter says he scrubbed that quote because he didn’t want to imply ACORN was lying.

Scott Shane, the reporter, said he had been unable to reach Lewis and felt that including New York among the cities she mentioned would have implied unfairly that she was lying, something for which he had no evidence. He said he thought it was unlikely that employees in New York would inform her of their misconduct before the video appeared.

Awww, wasn’t that sweet of Mr. Shane?

I’m no big time journalist like Mr. Shane but perhaps instead of taking it upon himself to act as Bertha Lewis’ defense counsel he might have noted in his story that since the statement was released another tape has surfaced and that Lewis had not been available for comment on the new revelation.

NYT Reporter Scrubbed ACORN Quote Report Because He Didn’t Want To Imply They Were Lying

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