LA Times late to the party, lies anyway

I’m astonished that the LA Times is reporting that Loughner was driven by right-wing politics — in the news pages no less! — days after that calumny has been discredited.

The only comparable thing I can think of off the top of my head is when the New York Times ran a 5,700-word front-page story attacking the Duke lacrosse players, after the case had already collapsed. (The piece was based almost exclusively, and unskeptically, on the fabricated notes of the police sergeant in charge of the case.)

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