IN DEFENSE OF THE DMN

Jim Schutze has another good column this week about the DMN‘s editorial board flip-flopping on an editorial they wrote. First they suggested we cut the Calatrava “pork” to help rebuild New Orleans. Then, the next day, after publisher Jim Moroney went strong mayor all over them, they said, “Oops. Never mind. Forget what we said yesterday.” Schutze reports that it even appears as if the DMN removed the first editorial from the Lexis/Nexis database.

But hang on. If they wanted to pretend it never happened by pulling the editorial from Lexis, wouldn’t they have bothered to remove it from their own site, too? They didn’t. The first editorial remains, for everyone to read. So this is one conspiracy theory that doesn’t hold water.

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