Friday, August 13, 2004


From the New York Times:

An article on July 21 about President Bush's campaign plans for the rest of the summer referred imprecisely to the trend in American military casualties in Iraq after the transfer of sovereignty there on June 28. From the transfer date to the date on which the article was written, casualties increased compared with the same length of time before the transfer; they did not show "some reduction." (Go to Article)

Well, it only took about 3 weeks. Numerous people cc:'d their exchanges with the public editor, including one rather distinguished professor of statistics, in which they carefully tried to explain how to count only to be met with denial.