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More on the Times Editorial

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bobby is quite right to link yesterday’s New York Times editorial to the one about which I complained back in October. But Bobby is a more generous soul than I am, and I am disinclined to give the Times’ editorial writers credit for curing the problem–even to the limited extent Bobby is (He asks: “Does this nonetheless suffice to avoid Ben’s dead-on argument from October, to the effect that the Times has an obligation to be more candid in conceding that the courts have accepted the legality of detention?  Taken in isolation, perhaps.  But I’m much less sure when one considers the editorial as a whole.”). I read this editorial as simply continuing a willful pattern of misleading Times readers on the matter of the legality of detention.

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