One comment was brought forward to the basic post:
NBC doctoring the 911 call, ABC denying Zimmerman's injuries. Awful.For those of you who missed this, Rush covered it today. I don't often cite Rush, but today the irony is too good to pass up.
Professor Althouse goes so far as to ask if The New York Times is leading a narrative change in the media narrative:
I'm complimenting the NYT for doing the right thing now, but I acknowledge — and thought about this as I wrote the original post — that it may have ulterior motives along these lines.Then she quotes another commenter:
The NYT walkback is strong evidence of a losing narrative. They don't abandon their cherished narratives easily. If they thought continuing the narrative would be helpful rather than hurtful to the liberal cause, they would still be running it on page one with daily assorted op-eds.Ouch! Somewhere in this post Ms Althouse slipped in an indirect reference to the NYT reference to the shooter as a "white Hispanic".
From my point of view, at this point in time the only people who are looking good are Spike Lee and the Elderly Couple he misidentified when he tweeted their home address as George Zimmerman's. Mr Lee quickly and sincerely apologized and the couple accepted the apology gracefully, and behind the scenes the two legal teams quietly settled up. Frankly, Mr Lee and the couple, and the lawyers, showed class in quickly getting out of the way.
Regards — Cliff