Thursday, May 12, 2005


Never let the facts get in the way

Can you see the pattern here?
(emphasis added)

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Diana Griego Erwin has quit her post at the Sacramento Bee amid suspicions of making up several people in recent columns. Executive editor Rick Rodriguez announced: ...During our inquiry we found we could not authenticate the existence of several people even though they were identified by name, age and sometimes by the neighborhoods in which they were reported to have lived.
(from Michelle Malkin)

ANN COULTER: But I think there really is a problem on college campuses and if you want liberalism to continue in this country — I don't — but just to give you a little tip: Liberal students are being let down by their professors, by the world.
I mean, they're buffeted along by a liberal media. They have liberal public school teachers. They go to college. They have liberal professors. They don't know how to argue. They can't put together a logical thought...
(From Powerline)

Dr. Perelman contacted the College Board and was surprised to learn that on the new SAT essay, students are not penalized for incorrect facts. The official guide for scorers explains: "Writers may make errors in facts or information that do not affect the quality of their essays. For example, a writer may state 'The American Revolution began in 1842 are scoring the writing, and not the correctness of facts."
(from Instapundit and Roger Simon)

5/16 MattO: of course the latest SPEWSWEEK fabrication underscores Diego's point.


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