“All the News That’s Fit to Print” doesn’t include some of the biggest scandals to hit Obama’s regime, so far.
Hat Tip to The Wall Street Journal.
Clark Hoyt, “public editor” of the New York Times, explained the lack of coverage of the ACORN scandal, and immediately gave a half-baked answer:
On Sept. 12, an Associated Press article inside The Times reported that the Census Bureau had severed its ties to Acorn, the community organizing group. Robert Groves, the census director, was quoted as saying that Acorn, one of thousands of unpaid organizations promoting the 2010 census, had become “a distraction.”
What the article didn’t say–but what followers of Fox News and conservative commentators already knew–was that a video sting had caught Acorn workers counseling a bogus prostitute and pimp on how to set up a brothel staffed by under-age girls, avoid detection and cheat on taxes.
What Hoyt ‘forgot’, was that the Times’ 14 September article didn’t mention that Acorn had been caught in a sex-slavery sting, because the paper didn’t publish the half of the article that contained that information.
For days, as more videos were posted and government authorities rushed to distance themselves from Acorn, The Times stood still. Its slow reflexes–closely following its slow response to a controversy that forced the resignation of Van Jones, a White House adviser–suggested that it has trouble dealing with stories arising from the polemical world of talk radio, cable television and partisan blogs. Some stories, lacking facts, never catch fire. But others do, and a newspaper like The Times needs to be alert to them or wind up looking clueless or, worse, partisan itself.
The New York Times looking partisan? Gee Clark, ya think?!?
The NYT was kinda slow on the uptake with the NEA story, too. About a month after it appeared on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood and Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck, they finally got around to reporting it on the 23rd, with a short blub buried on page 21.
Once Fox News aired these stories, bloggers and other national newspapers picked up on them right away and had full blown discussions and debate.
It simply got to the point where the New York Times couldn’t put off ignoring it any longer, so they reserved a token space in the back pages. The absence of critical reporting about Obama stands out like a sore thumb, and they don’t even have the decency to be ashamed. The apparatchiks at that rag are so far up Obama’s ass they can taste everything he eats.
Their readership has dwindled and it couldn’t happen to a nicer newspaper. They reveal national secrets in their headlines and serve as a shill for America’s enemies.
The old Soviet Pravda never really went away, it just resurfaced in New York.