Sunday, September 27, 2009
I'm not sure I've seen a lamer pile of sillier excuses than those offered up in Clark Hoyt's morning defense of the indefensible (how it was that the Times sat out, or on, both the Van Jones and ACORN stories). How about this simple explanation: The Times has become such a political monoculture that none of the editors -- all of whom were apparently unaware of Big Hollywood's sting operation until after the Senate voted to defund ACORN -- even bother to check the right-of-left online media.
What a maroon.
CWCID: Mindles' Facebook scroll.
It's not that the Times didn't know of these stories ... didn't they sit on ACORN stories during the 2008 campaign, while they ran a smear story on McCain and libeled a lobbyist without apology? It's worse than Pravda. It's one thing to have a bias, it's another to purposefully ignore stories that have gained general attention.
I love the comment - the prostitution stories "weren't compelling". The one thing that the public reaction shows, undeniably, is that they are compelling (in both the conventional and logical usage). Way to be as wrong as humanly possible.
I guess the same mindset exists with conservatives as well. I won't even bend over to pick up the free copy of the NYT outside my hotel door when I'm in New York. Unfortunately for the Times, most news consumers agree with me.
The "conservative media", however, has never buried a story that could be embarrassing for its political favorites.
Ergo, conservatives are better informed and better served by their preferred news outlets.
They can just keep doing this, too.
"Sorry we don't do our jobs folks. That whole story just, uhhh....got by us. Yep. Didn't even see it."
Anything to keep something approaching truth from hitting the front page, Obama forbid.
Now picture a triangle. One point is ACORN; another point is the SEIU; the third point is the taxpayer. Now picture arrows flowing back and forth, representing the exchange of greenbacks and services.
They're entitled to the fruits of your labor...