April 8, 2009

The NYT achieves new levels of condescension

I flip to the NYT homepage just now, and am greeted with the following:
Moment of Heroism After a Blast in Iraq
By SAM DAGHER
The rescue of a baby from the wreckage of a bombing that killed eight seemed to be proof that Iraqis were still capable of extraordinary acts of humanity.
I mention this to some friends, and we all groan - and when I reload the web page, guess what! It's gone.

Lovely.

Update: The article (not the front page lede, which is gone) contains the following phrase: "Their actions seemed to be proof that despite six years of numbing violence, Iraqis were still capable of extraordinary acts of humanity." This isn't nearly as bad. I can't tell if this is live damage control editing, or just a mistake.

Posted by jbz at April 8, 2009 10:26 AM | TrackBack

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