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Monday, May 22, 2006
By Steven L. Taylor

Yesterday morning I noted that Jerome Corsi had written a ridiculous piece in which he claimed the Bush administration was secretly seeking to dissolve the borders with the Canada and Mexico to create a North American Union.

In the piece he made the egregious error of stating that Canada wasn’t in NAFTA. Here’s the original paragraph:

Secretly, the Bush administration is pursuing a policy to expand NAFTA to include Canada, setting the stage for North American Union designed to encompass the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. What the Bush administration truly wants is the free, unimpeded movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada. [emphasis mine]

However, a commenter at Arms and Influence noted that there was a redaction.

And so, here’s the new paragraph:

Secretly, the Bush administration is pursuing a policy to expand NAFTA politically, setting the stage for a North American Union designed to encompass the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. What the Bush administration truly wants is the free, unimpeded movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada.

Like the World Net Daily revisionism from last week, there is no note on the Corsi piece indicating that an error had been corrected.

Given that many blogs will post updates when they fix typos or make other minor corrections, is it too much to ask any online publication to do the same?

Of course, given the magnitude of Corsi’s original error, the editors should have pulled the whole piece.

The whole thing is ridiculous.

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3 Responses to “Revisionism at Human Events

  1. bryan Says:

    If Bush is so set on the free movement of people across borders, why do you now need a passport to go to Canada when you used to be able to use a birth cret.?

  2. KipEsquire Says:

    Two great pieces!

    (Which of course invites the question: were you in your pajamas when you wrote them?)

    ;-)

  3. Dr. Steven Taylor Says:

    Bryan: Good point.

    Kip: not PJs, but sloppy hang-around-the-house-and-write clothes. Does that count?


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