The New York Times Embarrasses Itself

‘Paper of record’ forced to correct same factual error twice in one week.

WFB: The New York Times touts itself as a tireless purveyor of facts. One installment in its latest ad campaign reads: “Truth. It’s hard to find.” But the Times‘s recent coverage of the coronavirus pandemic suggests the so-called paper of record is itself struggling to find the truth.

The Times printed a correction on Tuesday to rectify its reporters’ mischaracterization of a coronavirus study by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). It was the second time in four days the Times had published (and subsequently corrected) the same error.

The SCCM study estimated that as many as 1 million coronavirus patients could require ventilators over the course of the entire pandemic. The New York Timesamong others, reported that the United States would need 1 million ventilators to adequately care for coronavirus patients. As it turns out, that’s a pretty significant difference. read more

21 Comments on The New York Times Embarrasses Itself

  1. nyt is too arrogant to be embarrassed, they just simply “print a correction” and move on to the next lie

    this became tedious decades ago

    zzzzzzzzz

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  2. WFB: The New York Times touts itself as a tireless purveyor of facts. One installment in its latest ad campaign reads: “Truth. It’s hard to find.”

    “…NYT…purveyor of facts…” selectively at best, biased and out of context at best also.

    “…Truth. It’s hard to find…” ESPECIALLY in the New York Times.

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  3. The NYT shovels with the considers to be the truth, it’s smells like it originates in a horse training barn in the suburbs.

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  4. there is so much virus BS going around that I think the virus BS is more fatal than the actual virus

    speaking of virus, hows Timbuktu doing? SNS said he had the virus? any one have an update tonight?

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  5. Does anybody read that intensely odiferous pile of manure anymore and believe it? Really? C’mon man.

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  6. The NY Slimes has been doing this crap since Hitler. Yes folks, they shrilled for everyone’s favorite Nazi, got real quiet after they found out about those pesky Concentration Camps however.

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  7. @the dirtball – The NYT crap goes back to well BEFORE Hitler’s time. Do a little reading up on one Walter Duranty. He was the NYT Moscow bureau chief (1922-1936) and was a cheerleader for the Soviets, and hailed the brilliance of Stalin as Stalin was starving six million Ukrainians to death in 1932-33.

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  8. @ Uncle Al,
    Yeah I know, they were enamored, (and still are) with the writings of Karl Marx. It sure does seem like all these media companies are vying for the coveted title of Ministry of Propaganda.

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  9. I HAVE A CHALLENGE FOR THE NYT…KRUGMAN?? SOMEBODY?? ANYBODY?????

    DURING WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE THE LONGEST 8 YRS OF MY LIFE, WHAT DID THE JUG-EARED, 2LB DUMBBELL BLACK MESSIAH DO FOR OUR ECONOMY OTHER THAN DRIVE IT INTO THE DITCH???

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  10. Charlie WalksonWater
    APRIL 2, 2020 AT 11:25 PM

    “…speaking of virus, hows Timbuktu doing? SNS said he had the virus? any one have an update tonight?”

    …all I know is what he said on this thread,
    https://iotwreport.com/cbs-news-caught-claiming-footage-from-italian-hospital-as-new-york-hospital/

    …which was,
    “TimBuktu
    MARCH 30, 2020 AT 4:27 PM
    I hope when/if the corona19 thing goes away there will be great reckoning between Trump and these traitors.

    I am on quarantine and probably have covid19. Folks, this is the worst thing I’ve had since pneumonia in 1968.

    I hate the Chinese and their western supporters for my current suffering.”

    …he has not elaborated on it since, so I’m keeping him in prayer, too…

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  11. Uncle Al, next time there’s a Northwest IOW git tagether, looking forward to meeting you. PDX guy.

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  12. There was an article a friend sent me from the Times, telling people that if they have symptoms, take the Covid-19 test and if it comes back negative, you should still assume you have the virus! Some doctor saying the test has a high failure rate, siting China as its source!

    So the bottom line is, why even bother taking the test at all then? If it’s positive you have it and if its negative you have to ignore the findings and assume you have it. Absurdity brought to you by the NY Slimes.

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  13. “The New York Times Embarrasses Itself.”

    Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit, who’d a ever thunk that.

    In other news… the sun is expected to rise in the east tomorrow.

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  14. UNCLE AL

    Mom’s dad was rabid anti Com. Told me many times how Uncle JO (related?) told the world 100 years ago he was sending KGB (what they were called from ’30 to !90, not then and not now) would send agents America to take control of 3 segments: education, press….the KGB had control of Columbia by 1930, still do. Controlled the NYT same time, still do, in spite of ownership changes! That the KGN controlled Columbis awards a pulitzer to a KGB agent was not a shock to Grand Dad!

    The NYT denied their “ace” “reporter” was a KGB agent for over 60 years. Abut 20 years ago the said, “Durante was a KGB agent – SO WHAT!”!

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  15. @Charlie,

    Yes, I was positively diagnosed about a week ago. Now Quarantined.

    It’s awful – worse than pneumonia. I’m slowly getting through it but it is just really bad stuff.

    Be careful my friends, keep distance from others and don’t fly, which is where i picked it up.

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  16. judgeroybean, we were having one this summer but we have moved it to the fall.
    Look for a posting about it later or email Mr. Hat and have him get you in touch with illustr8r she is in charge of the NW group.
    We have a off site group where we do the planning of meeting place and date.

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