Dishonest or ignorant?

Wow. Even today, several days after Charles Gibson's interview with Sarah Palin, the Washington Post editorialists write this:

She claimed, implausibly, that she was merely channeling Abraham Lincoln when she described the war in Iraq as "a task from God,"

The question is whether it is possible that the editorial writers at the Post could still believe that this is an accurate quotation. They put it in quotes, so they certainly are claiming it is accurate. But it's been established that she never claimed that the war was a task from God. Rather, she said we should pray that it is a task from God, i.e. we should pray that we are doing the right thing:

Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.

So the Post is either being dishonest, or it is shockingly ignorant.

I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and call them ignorant. I can see that if you are surrounded only by like-minded people, insulated from any other views or input, you could still believe in the accuracy of that quote. But think of the implications of that. This group in charge of one of the USA's leading newspapers is so blind to any other views that they have not read or heard from any right-leaning pundit, newspaper, or blogger on the subject. Astounding.