nyt_061907.jpgActually, online sales are doing just fine, thanks

If you’re the New York Times and you lead off your Sunday edition with a Page One piece entitled “Some Buyers Grow Web-Weary, and Online Sales Lose Steam,” the assumption is that the article would be true. Except… it turns out that the Times was playing fast and loose with their supporting evidence. Slate‘s Jack Shafer noted that the Times didn’t really research their story at all:

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