Tuesday, November 23, 2004

LA Times: bias or just poor editing?

Laer Pearce notes some poor editing at the LA Times:
The LA Times sunk to new lows Sunday, editing key context out of an Associated Press story about the Red Cross' recent comments on Iraq. Their cuts could lead many readers to think the Red Cross was critical primarily of US actions at the mosque in Falluja, when, in fact, its context was much broader.
Laer reprints the article highlighting the omitted context.

Blog glossary question: Is it technically considered dowdification when a newspaper edits out key paragraphs from a wire service story and thus changes the meaning of the story?