Tuesday, February 12, 2008

For About the ONE MILLIONTH Time, the NY Times Uses “Suspect journalists” to Violate the Truth


In yet another chapter of the continuing saga of the NY Times descent into biased, untrustworthy, advocacy “journalism,” the “Gray Lady” was forced (yet again) to apologize (is anyone keeping track of all the apologias?), this time for running a front page “news story” on Guantanamo Bay, by the noted, bitter anti-war activist Andy Worthington (author of The Guantanamo Files) has been a biased and outspoken critic of Camp X-Ray since its inception.

The NY Times editors acknowledged that they hadn’t vetted Worthington, nor looked up his easy-to-find website (http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/). It also claimed he “was not involved in the entire article and should not have been named its co-author.

WoW! That’s an awful lot of miscues for a professional news organization.

In a related note, GE’s bastard scion NBC suspended David Schuster (a far-Left loon, pictured above) for claiming the Clintons were “pimping out (their daughter) Chelsea,” for endorsements and delegates.

I guess we should thank God for MSNBC and the NY Times, as they make FoxNews look like a paragon of virtue by comparison.


Sloane said...

Unfortunately, the line between commentary and hard news is blurring more and more every day. It is easier to take advantage of people's ignorance than it is to bore them by educating them about the difference.

MSNBC, CNN, and others complain that FOX is biased and point out hosts like Hannity, Gibson, and O'Reilly. What they don't point out is the fact that those hosts admittedly do commentary - not news. Since too many people can't tell the difference, Fox News is considered "biased". The funny thing is, the other networks are far more biased and fail to actually report on politics in favor of commenting on it while pretending to be impartial. Too many "reporters" are really spewing commentary that they claim as news.

As long as people let them get away with it they will continue it. The NYT let a lot of things slide, as you point out, but you can't list your references for your own opinion. Plus, they know that most other news outlets will rarely call them on something unless it contradicts liberal beliefs. This is one time that they were called on it.

The MSM is biased to the left and no honest person can deny that fact. However, the MSM tries their best to claim impartiality and have several tricks of the trade to maintain that image. Thanks for pointing out their facade.

JMK said...

You are 100% right Sloane, especially about the blurring of news and commentary.

I don't understand how people DON'T recognize the likes of O'Reilly, Olbermann, Hannity, Limbaugh, etc. as COMMENTATORS.

They offer OPINIONS on the events of the moment.

They are clearly commentators and say so, as do newspaper OpEd pages.

What's a lot more insidious is commentary creeping into the News, and it does in most papers now-a-days.

THAT is truly dangerous.

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