New York Times Op-Odds Page

There seems to be a Birther Gap at the New York Times op-ed page.

Sunday’s Frank Rich column:

So many Republicans don’t know Obama is a natural citizen — 41 percent in a poll last week— that we must (charitably) assume some of them have forgotten that Hawaii was granted statehood.

But the Times op-ed page is nothing if not varied, assuming you mean by “varied” slight differences in the same perspective.

Sunday’s Maureen Dowd column:

[A] CNN poll showed that a quarter of Americans still doubt the president was even born here.

To recap: Rich says 41 percent, Dowd says 25.

Funny thing is, they’re both citing the same poll.

Isn’t that the Times all over.

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6 Responses to New York Times Op-Odds Page

  1. Steve Stein says:

    Rich was talking about Republicans. Dowd was taking about Americans. These are not the same things (Conservative rhetoric notwithstanding).

  2. Bill S says:

    Could the difference be due to Rich saying “Republicans” and Dowd saying “Americans”? But doesn’t matter: Dowd’s writing, regardless of what you think of her slant, is snarky, smarmy, and semi-comphensible, anyway. She simply can’t wrte a clear, well-composed set of sentences. I am not sure I’d even call it “writing” in sense of trying to make a point or advance and argument.

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