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Nice Try, Timesmen

As you've seen, the Times has now issued yet another correction on that terribly botched story about Hillary Clinton and her emails. The scale of the screw up is frankly mind-boggling. But there's a point in the follow up - particularly Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet's response - which I think points to at least an element of the problem.

Baquet says you can't lay the blame on the reporters or the editors since their sources simply were wrong.

That's wrong - and frankly a bit jarring to hear.

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Who's the Greatest?

I find this sort of fascinating. We surveyed 1800 TPM Readers to find out who they thought was the "greatest president" out of the last five Democratic presidents: Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Clinton and Obama.

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TPM is hiring a Polling Intern

TPM is seeking a Polling Intern to help manage its award winning app, PollTracker. This is a paid internship program in which interns get a crash course in polling and in how a digital media news organization works from the ground up. We’re taking applications for a polling internship to begin immediately.

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— Joe Ragazzo

How Did This Happen Exactly?

I've watching this New York Times blockbuster about the now non-existent criminal referral about Hillary Clinton's emails. And it is one of these stories that didn't just come apart in one big way. It fell apart in several different big ways over the course of the day. Former Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald has a good dissection of how it all unfolded that makes a pretty good case that even now - post corrections and sorta retractions - the piece still contains major omissions and distortions.

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Movie Theater Shooting In Louisiana

A man reportedly opened fire this evening in a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. The shooter is reportedly dead. An unconfirmed report of at least one additional fatality. Multiple injuries. Local ambulance service tweets that it transported eight people from the scene to area hospitals.

This one hits close to home. Lafayette happens to be my hometown. My grandmother lived across the street from that theater for many years.

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