07/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NY Times Public Editor Hits Paper Over "Seriously Flawed" Guantanamo Detainees Story

WHEN former Vice President Dick Cheney assailed President Obama's plan to close the prison at Guantánamo last month, he used ammunition plucked right from that morning's Times.

The top front-page headline that day, May 21, read: "1 in 7 Detainees Rejoined Jihad, Pentagon Finds." The article reported in the first paragraph that an unreleased Pentagon study had concluded that about one in seven of the 534 prisoners already transferred abroad from Guantánamo had "returned to terrorism or militant activity."

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