Dowd Spawns Bush Media Myth

“Last week, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd misrepresented a Bush statement to imply that he said the Al Qaeda terrorist network is ‘not a problem anymore,’ and the distorted quotation has since been repeated by MSNBC ‘Buchanan and Press’ co-host Bill Press, CNN’s Miles O’Brien and others, including numerous foreign press outlets. At a time when the New York Times is under fire for its conduct in the Jayson Blair scandal, Dowd’s creation of an exploding media myth is cause for serious concern.” Brendan NyhanDowd Spawns Bush Media Myth (Spinsanity)

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