I gotta say, the little prof has a point. How could anyone look at what was said and at Kerry's "notes" and conclude that only one word was changed? This is blatant Pravda crap. The only people they can hope to fool with this are the clueless few who get all their information from the NYT in the first place. (the Democrat base?) Well, maybe this is good news. It sure smells like desperation to me.
***Update: NYT goes ooops:
A Political Memo article yesterday about the fallout for Senator John Kerry over what he called a “botched joke” referred incompletely to the differences between prepared remarks and what he actually said about the Iraq war to students at Pasadena City College in California on Monday. Mr. Kerry not only dropped the word “us,” but he also rephrased his opening sentence extensively and omitted a reference to President Bush. Mr. Kerry’s aides said that the prepared text read: “Do you know where you end up if you don’t study, if you aren’t smart, if you’re intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush.” What he said: “You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”How versatile is that? Keeps the counter from getting stained, keeps bread crumbs off the coffee spoon, and tracks liberal bias and inaccuracies in the news. Let's see the gravy boat match that.