NYT forced to run its fourth correction to a Kristol column.

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In yesterday’s New York print edition of the New York Times, columnist Bill Kristol attacked Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), based on inaccurate information about Saturday’s Saddleback Civil Forum. The Times then quietly revised the column — without a correction — in time for the national print and online editions. Today, Times has published a correction:

In some editions of his column on Monday about the presidential forum at Saddleback Church in California, William Kristol said that there seemed to be no basis for charges that John McCain was not in a “cone of silence” during Barack Obama’s interview with the Rev. Rick Warren, and could therefore have heard questions posed first to Senator Obama. Senator McCain was in a motorcade for part of Senator Obama’s interview. A statement from his campaign said that he “never heard or saw any of Senator Obama’s appearance.”

Yesterday’s column was the fourth time that Kristol has had to correct factual errors since he debuted in January. (HT: Brendan Nyhan)

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