The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
The New York Times' OxyContin problem
From the indispensable Romenesko, what looks like another sorry failure of the editorial process at the Gray Lady.
The STATS site -
we check the facts and figures behind the news- offers a lengthy history of what looks like another wilful refusal on the part of NYT eds to let caution get in the way of a good story.
The real problem with the STATS piece is not the piece - which looks excellent, at first skim - but the fact that all the NYT articles it criticises have disappeared behind the pay-wall. (Don't you hate that?)
The Times oh so reluctantly apologised for its Iraqi WMD Horlicks (the Plawg passim) - nothing doing over OxyContin, though. Yet.
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