Thursday, August 2, 2012

Well, that's all straight then

Nil nisi bonum

When Gore Vidal died a couple of days ago, he was nearly 87 years old, and so his demise could not have caught the NYT entirely by surprise.   Yet that bible of the bien-pensant, which was somehow once regarded as  "the Newspaper of Record," managed to get quite a few of the facts in Vidal's obituary wrong.  One of these falls into the TMI category, but I suppose if you're going to include that sort of thing in a family newspaper, you may as well be accurate.  The correction below :

"All the news that's fit to print," while never really true, has certainly acquired a broader meaning.

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