Power Line notes:
The New York Times’s Caucus blog reported tonight:
Sixty-one senators have now expressed support for repealing the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, appearing to clear the way for passage if Democrats can bring the bill to a vote before the holidays.
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” is not “the military’s policy.” It is a federal law,10 U.S.C. Sec. 654. DADT was imposed on the military by Congress. This mistake is made by reporters frequently, but that does not excuse it. . .
As always, it is a mystery how such basic factual errors get past the presumed battery of editors that review articles and editorials in our leading newspapers.
I think Mr. Hinderaker is being rhetorical, because the mystery is easily dispelled if you drop the assumption of fact-checking.