Change in Obama Editorial ‘Softening’ of Times’s Position?

Change in Obama Editorial ‘Softening’ of Times’s Position?

The Times’s editorial about President Obama’s surveillance state was scathing. Some called it a “vivisection.” But a few hours after “President Obama’s Dragnet” went online Thursday afternoon, one particularly notable sentence had been changed.

“The administration has now lost all credibility,” it read.

After the change was made, the sentence read, “The administration has now lost all credibility on this issue.”

That’s a far narrower construction. Was it, as Gawker said in a headline and many chimed in on Twitter and elsewhere, a secret softening of the Times’s opinion?

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