The New York Times has an editorial today titled "Big Tobacco Fights Back," criticizing tobacco companies' lawsuit against new advertising restrictions. Repeatedly, the Times attributes the lawsuit to "the [tobacco] industry." But as my former Cato colleague Jacob Grier notes, the biggest tobacco company (Philip Morris) is on the Times's side in opposing the lawsuit. So wouldn't it make more sense to title the editorial "Medium-Size Tobacco Fights Back"?
Posted on September 7, 2009 Posted to Cato@Liberty