After FAIR issued an action alert (9/8/06) pointing out the New York Times‘ revision of recent Iraq War history, the Times published a correction (9/12/06) on its website. The correction read:
FAIR is pleased that the Times corrected the record. The correction’s characterization of the article as appearing “for part of the day on Sept. 5” is inaccurate; the article remained on the Times site in its uncorrected version even after the correction was published. A follow-up inquiry from FAIR alerted the Times to the error, and the article has now been removed from the website. The correction, too, has been removed, under the Times‘ curious policy of replacing its online corrections each day but providing no archive of the previous day’s corrections–let alone those of the previous week or month.
FAIR thanks the activists who wrote in response to our alert.