Via Powerline :
On April 20, the Times ran an article by Jennifer Steinhauer on the problems the City of Houston has experienced in coping with refugees from Hurricane Katrina. A principal theme of the article was that the federal government had failed to come through with needed or promised help:
Seven months after two powerful hurricanes blew through the Gulf Coast, elected officials, law enforcement agencies and many residents say Texas is nearing the end of its ability to play good neighbor without compensation.
That theme, of course, fit well with the Times' "bash Bush" obsession. Today, however, the paper admitted in its corrections section that it had completely misrepresented the facts:
A front-page article on Thursday about strain on government services in Texas caused by hurricane evacuees misstated the number of evacuee children in Houston public schools and the amount of Federal aid the state has received. The most recent count, in late February, showed 5,475 students, not 30,000. The aid is $222 million, not $22 million.
Oh well, what the hell..no one is perfect. And of course we have Pulitzer Prize winning reporters like Dana Priest flirting with treason for the sake of bashing Bush. I don't think Bush's bad numbers are just about Iraq or the price of gas.
I think he is being deliberately attacked by his political enemies not for the sake of the public's right to know but because they want to steal his victory. The bastards.
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