Friday, April 23, 2004

Headline bias? 

This NYT article's headline when I read it in the wee hours this morning was "Maine Takes a Conservative Path on Its Pensions." Now it has been updated, with "Cautious" replacing "Conservative."

The article is positive about Maine's approach, so the change in wording is understandable. The state's policies are framed as a good thing, and we all know that "conservative" is bad, right?

By the way, it only took someone at the Times 23 minutes to catch this greivous error and correct it. When you need to get your bias out to the masses, you can't be too quick about it.

UPDATE: The Boston Globe kept the headline as is.
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