Maureen Dowd Misquote Stirs Up Mayor's Race

Maureen Dowd Misquote Stirs Up Mayor's Race

New York Observer:

Today, the New York City mayoral race was shook up by a rather notable misquote by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, resulting in condemnations and fury all around.

But because “All the News That’s Fit to Print” now includes Ms. Dowd’s error, the paper’s reporting side was forced to somewhat awkwardly cover the “ugly dispute” in a followup story on whether mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s wife dissed his rival Christine Quinn, who is gay, for being childless.

The actual quote, which has since been corrected in Ms. Dowd’s story, was widely interpreted as having significantly shifted the meaning of the exchange (the Quinn campaign says it disagrees).

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