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I’m Sure it was an Honest Mistake

A headline in this morning’s edition of the Mansfield News-Journal (sometimes referred to colloquially as the News-Urinal) reads, "Poll shows Kerry favored by Ohio voters." Technically it’s a true statement; according to the article, 41 percent of voters in this critical swing state say they will cast their ballot for John Kerry.

But here’s the first sentence of the story, provided by the Associated Press: "President Bush has a 6 percentage point lead over John Kerry in Ohio...." In 2000 Bush won the state by a 4.4 percent margin.

To the editors’ credit, they have apparently corrected the mistake in the on-line edition.

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