Pamela Geller Lied About Her Stats to the New York Times - Update
From the New York Times Corrections page:
An article last Sunday about Pamela Geller, a blogger who attacks Islam, misidentified the location of a beach from which she video-blogged about her visit to Israel during the Israel-Hezbollah war in 2006. She was in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the time of her reports, not at a beach in Israel. The article also overstated the number of monthly unique visitors to Ms. Geller’s Web site, Atlas Shrugs. The site attracts 194,000 such visitors, according to Quantcast statistics — not one million. (The Nielsen Company estimated 184,000 in September.) And because of an editing error, the article misspelled the surname of the lead singer of the Who whom Ms. Geller was likened to for being the “front man” in the attack on Islam. He is Roger Daltrey, not Daltry.
By comparison, according to Google Analytics (which is usually very much on the low side), last month LGF had 405,255 unique visitors.
UPDATE at 10/18/10 10:21:58 am:
Anne Barnard from the New York Times wrote to me this morning and said that the mistake was hers, so I withdraw the accusation that Geller lied about her statistics.