Tuesday, August 28, 2007

LA Times Gets It Wrong

Gateway Pundit has posted:

Wrong: Media's Story on Gen. Peter Pace Urging Troop Reduction

On Friday we heard this all over the news- via Memeorandum:

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is expected to advise President Bush to reduce the U.S. force in Iraq next year by almost half.

Today we heard this:

Pace on Friday said, "The story is wrong, it is speculative. I have not made or decided on any recommendations yet."


Funny, the correction didn't make any headlines.

Nice work, Gateway Pundit and Memorandum.


Anonymous said...

Um, this actually shows your ignorance of the political process. The general said the story was "wrong, it is speculative."

But the LAT had never reported that he HAD made a recommendation. It reported only that he is "expected" to make a certain recommendation to the president, based on interviews with unnamed sources.

Politicians often play these games. They challenge the validity of a story, but it's bluster. The only way for the LAT to have been wrong would have been for the general to say: "The story is wrong. I plan to recommend that we triple our troops, double our troops, etc."

He didn't say that.

So, this analysis that the LAT story is flawed is, itself, flawed.

By the way, when were you last in Iraq providing insight from the ground?

Anonymous said...

Back under the bridge, go on, get back. Good boy. Now stay!

The Troll Whisperer

JWM said...

Anon @ 9:52,

You were useful. See the most recent post re: LAT's "wrong" story.

To The Troll Whisperer,

Fantastic comment.

I'll bet even troll understood.