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March 16, 2004

DAVID BERNSTEIN on the Kerry "foreign leaders" flap: "Even if the Globe reporter's correction is on the money, it's no wonder Kerry never denied the foreign leaders quote--it's exactly what he meant. " Yes, that seems plain from context. As Michael Demmons points out, "Why would Kerry be talking about 'Americans Abroad' if he wasn't in fact, talking about his 'endorsements' from Foreign Leaders?"

It's impossible to read that passage any other way. But the backtracking on this illustrates how far the press is willing to go to save Kerry from himself. Scroll down or click here for more.

UPDATE: Heh.

ANOTHER UPDATE: More here: "Kerry knows the original story was false, and can be shown to be false."