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NYT Gets Sloppy With Its War Reportage

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Looks like NYT White House correspondent Mark Landler fell asleep at the wheel this week with his war reporting. He wrote about President Obama‘s determination in creating a “world coalition” against ISIS and decided to be selective in terms of what information he included.

In this case, he left out something rather important: accuracy.

Landler reflected back on President George Bush and the Iraq war, saying he had no military partners. Except well, he did – try the British, the Norwegians, the Dutch, the Italians, the Japanese, Australia, Poland and Ukraine.

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The story did have a correction, but it involved a picture credit that misidentified a photographer. At some point they might want to add another rather important correction.

As a Daily Caller reader opined, “Maybe the Times could have looked for some really hard-to-find information, like at – oh, I don’t know – Wikipedia?”