F***ing NY Times

Atrios catches the Times' Anne Korblut ripping a Hillary comment out of context and stroking the Republicans in one fell swoop.

The article opens:
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, returning to her red-state ties, chastised Democrats Saturday for taking on issues that arouse conservatives and turn out Republican voters rather than finding consensus on mainstream subjects.
The illogic of that statement is astounding. Why would she do something so stupid? Indeed, she wouldn't. She was chastising the Republican-led congress as a whole.

Here's what she actually said:
But with the Republican majority, that's not their priority [safeguarding pensions, affordable college, energy independence, affordable healthcare, the environment...]. So we do other things, we do things that are controversial, we do things that try to inflame their base so that they can turn people out and vote for their candidates. I think we are wasting time, we are wasting lives
Atrios writes:
Grrrr. Kornblut makes it even worse by implying that Democrats are the ones bringing up gay marriage, when it's the goddamn Republicans who are doing so.

Media Matters has the audio and reactions as it awaits a correction. (Eschaton)

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