Significantly Misleading

According to New York Times reporter Adam Nagourney,"Senator John Edwards said yesterday that his proposal to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact he has repeatedly blamed for economic distress, would not significantly cut the flow of jobs abroad." As Zachary Roth observes in on the Columbia Journalism Review's campaign weblog, that's not what Edwards said. "If you're in any doubt that the piece may do damage to Edwards," Roth adds, "consider this: John Kerry's campaign sent an e-mail to reporters this morning, consisting of nothing but Nagourney's story."