Skip to comments.Hard Times (at the Old Gray Hag)
Posted on 01/04/2006 5:35:40 PM PST by pissant
Media: The New York Times is under fire from the left and right over the handling of its wiretapping story. But that's just the latest in a pattern of embarrassing mistakes and misdeeds by the "paper of record."
It's been all the blues that's fit to print for The New York Times reporters, editors and brass lately. The memory of the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal was just fading when veteran Washington reporter Judith Miller was jailed for 85 days for protecting a source then promptly shown the door amid suggestions of receiving more than leaks from her contacts.
It might have helped if Miller weren't resented by others at the Times for lacking a liberal political agenda.
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FGS, could someone please have mercy on us all and pull the plug at the NYT? A true mercy killing I could support.
Indeed. Let some other, more reputable publication take over it's facilities....like the Weekly World News
You have to ask yourself, who would be stupid enough to advertize in the Times these days?
Especially after they've been caught lying about their circulation.
Will Shortz (the replacement for the real genius, Eugene Maleska) has the best daily crossword puzzle in the country. I do it everyday and it is holding my alzheimers at bay...IIRC (huh?).
I will admit it has a fine crossword puzzle, in addition to a nice style section. LOL
Since when does being unprofitable mean failure for liberal media. NPR, Air-Head America, LA Times, Boston Globe, Providence Journal, et al, ad nauseum. Making money? Who cares!
That might happen after James Risen let the cat out of the bag on Katie Couric's little show the other day. His statements were more profoundly revealing than most have recognized. After listening to his defense of the leakers and his explanation of the "concerns" of the "Whistleblowers", it is clear that the motives of these individuals was policy differences not civil liberty concerns. In oher words...it's all about politics.
Risen's statements about the concerns of the bureaucrats and careerists within the executive branch pointedly betray the argument he makes; that their motives were pure. Bullshit! He revealed that his sources were responding to an administration that had the temerity to actually make policy decisions that they did not agree with.
Here is how Risen described the motives of the leakers;
"the checks and balances that normally keep American foreign policy and national security policy toward the center kind of broke down. You had more of a
radicalization, in which the career professionals were not really given a chance to forge a consensus within the administration. The principals: Rumsfeld, Cheney Tenet and Rice were meeting constantly, setting policy and never allowing the experts, the people who understand the region to have a say."
This statement by Risen indicates many things, among them that the career professionals with the executive branches, such as the Justice and State Departments, thought it was they, not the elected President of The United States, that should be deciding course and policy decisions within the Government.
Policy had been "radicalized", they were not allowed to "forge a consensus", "The principals: Rumsfeld, Cheney Tenet and Rice were meeting constantly", "never allowing the experts" to have a say. My God, imagine that, the highest elected officials in our government actually deciding a course that differed from those career leftwing bureaucrats who forged the failed policies that got us in this mess in the first place.
Risen has made a stupendously stupid admission and revealed the true motives of the "Whistleblowers". Their motives were borne of hubris and politics, not the law, and certainly not your civil liberties. They are in deep trouble and they should be.
"I will admit it has a fine crossword puzzle, in addition to a nice style section. LOL"
Hmmmm...the Times xword puzzle...
"11 letter word for evil company" Halliburton
"7 letter word that best describes Republicans" Corrupt
Yes, he does. I use substitutes now, but it is not the same :(
I read Risen's pathetic interview. I think a nice tight noose is too good for the bottomfeeder.
That would be TOO easy for most of their readers.
That is a great analysis/explanation, PresidentFelon.
Paper of record? More like paper of wreckage.
Unfit for TP, in my estimation.
Do you subscribe, or do you root through the garbage for this rag? I, for one wouldn't even root through a garbage can for this piece of trash. :)
Oooops...thanks Jim. And keep those Freepathon smackers flowing fellow Freepers.
And no...Jim didn't tell me to say that.
LOL. I like that. Though I would have the classifieds face up, don't want to damage your parrot's brain.