The Oregonian editorial board has now changed -in the on-line version of the paper - the sentence I called out yesterday, incorrectly saying that Oregon has one of the highest corporate profits tax rates in the country. I hope they apologize for the error in print tomorrow, but at least they fixed the sentence online. (Alas, they have not backed down from endorsing John MCain's "Joe the Plumber" argument that taxing rich people is an attack on "small business owners.")
Meanwhile, whoever at the paper writes the little box summarizing the "letters to the editor" news of the week deserves a hat tip for this:
"The Oregonian itself generated a significant minority of the letters, with many writers commenting on the sale of the newspaper's advertising wrapper, or spadea, to critics of the measures. We would like to say that every single letter writer was supportive of the newspaper's decision to do so.
"We would really like to say that."
I am working for the 'Vote yes' campaign, and found that little tidbit hilarious.