The New York Times editorial in tomorrow’s paper about tonight’s VP debate seems to be the result of wishful thinking on the editorialists’ part. The editorial seems to think that Edwards was the clear winner of the debate, and while I would wish that were so, I have to disagree.
But this blog is not about my politics. It is about the media. And as American libel law history has made clear, everyone has the right to his opinion, but no one is allowed his own facts. The Times here, seems to be guilty of a little spin of its own in its interpretation of a much fuzzier debate than this editorial describes.