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Lame Gray Lady: NYT Scrubs Major Portion of Original Obama-Olympics Article [FR mentioned]
NewsBusters ^ | October 4, 2009 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 10/04/2009 11:40:54 AM PDT by 50mm

Edited on 10/04/2009 3:31:45 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Those who read the New York Times's coverage of the unsuccessful results of Barack and Michelle Obama's attempt to seal the 2016 Summer Olympics bid for Chicago on Friday afternoon ('For Obama, an Unsuccessful Campaign") might want to read it again.

If it doesn't seem the same, it's because it isn't.

Blogger Weasel Zippers (HT Hot Air Headlines via Instapundit) caught the Times committing a major scrub of the story. But it's really worse than that.

An excerpt of the item's first five paragraphs posted at FreeRepublic at 4:44 Eastern Time on October 2 shows that the article was apparently originally published under the same title with Peter Baker's byline Friday sometime Friday afternoon.

Excerpt

NYT: For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign ["He Could Not Even Muster The Silver Or Bronze"]


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2016olympics; bho44; downthememoryhole; fail; freerepublic; frinthenews; ioc; mediabias; newyorkslimes; nyslimes; nytimes; obama; obamafail; olympics; olympicsfail; partisanmedia; purge; revisionisthistory; zerofail
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1 posted on 10/04/2009 11:40:55 AM PDT by 50mm
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To: Admin Moderator

Admin Moderator,

Please change this to excerpt, read more. I must have missed checking the excerpt box. Thanks.


2 posted on 10/04/2009 11:43:54 AM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm
Lame Gray Lady: NYT Scrubs Major Portion of Original Obama-Olympics Article Ad Copy...

There. Fixed it.

3 posted on 10/04/2009 11:47:45 AM PDT by Eddie01 (Ooooooh - I'm freepin' my life away. Lookin' for a better way. For me.)
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To: All
Please see the rest of the article at:

Townhall Article

It includes a side-by-side comparison of the changes using Free Republic post as the original.

4 posted on 10/04/2009 11:48:27 AM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm
I suspect most highly that the original article was edited and scrubbed by unseen Obama White House "News Czar" operatives; and,

The NYT folks were merely pliant and obedient servants.

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5 posted on 10/04/2009 11:49:24 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Seaplaner
I suspect most highly that the original article was edited and scrubbed by unseen Obama White House "News Czar" operatives; and, The NYT folks were merely pliant and obedient servants.

I suspect a call directly from Zero to Pinch caused the changes.

6 posted on 10/04/2009 11:50:55 AM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm

I think the word horatory is also applicable to the NYT as well as the Obamas’ spiel in Copenhagen.

The whole difference of tone of the article has been scrubbed to protect the ‘image’ which in fact it a phantom that doesn’t even exist.

The lies and corruption coming out of this White House get more obvious every day. Just like their attempt to not hear nearly 2M people that came to his doorstep and said YOU WILL HEAR ME has been brushed off like it never happened.

Paybacks are going to be hell...and I’m begining to wonder how long the restraint of the people is going to last the more we have to watch this puke operate.


7 posted on 10/04/2009 11:53:40 AM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: 50mm

As the one who first posted this article in Free Republic, I am stunned and appalled. If there was ever a doubt of the NYT being part of the Obama-run state media, this is proof positive.

I wish Rush, Beck, Hannity will expose this to the fullest. Please request moderator to post this as part of the sidebar. The First Amendment’s Freedom of the Press being destroyed by the Press.


8 posted on 10/04/2009 11:56:47 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: 50mm

Probably just a misread of the first article.

Who are you going to believe? The NY Times or your lying eyes?


9 posted on 10/04/2009 11:56:56 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: 50mm


Pinch, you've been a very bad boy.
10 posted on 10/04/2009 11:59:06 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: Steelfish

I see you posted the original article. Good job! It’s probably the only place it exists after Pinch scrubbed it.


11 posted on 10/04/2009 11:59:26 AM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm
As if the Times needed any more blows to its allegedly still-existing journalistic integrity, this one can't help but beg the question of who at the White House put pressure on the Times to do what it did.

Why would any journalist put themselves in the position of making people wonder if they bow to the wishes of the politically powerful?

The answer may be that journalism, once thought to be at least lurking occasionally in its Manhattan hallways, is officially dead at the New York Times.

12 posted on 10/04/2009 11:59:42 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Eddie01

Is anyone really surprised by disgraceful behavior at the NY Times? Yet the left blames its demise on “advertising revenue declines.”


13 posted on 10/04/2009 11:59:48 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Steelfish

Good work.


14 posted on 10/04/2009 12:00:54 PM PDT by doug from upland (10+ million views of HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: Seaplaner

Oh, nice work, Freedom Fighters. At this rate, the ‘shots heard round the world’ should be coming pretty soon.


15 posted on 10/04/2009 12:02:05 PM PDT by bboop (Tar and feathers -- good back then, good now)
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To: 50mm

From the original:

“After racking up legislative and policy successes in the early months of his presidency. . . .”

Come again? You mean the stimulus package that has yet to unleash its full devastating effect? It may be a victory in the sense that he was able to ram it through, but it’s hardly a “success.”


16 posted on 10/04/2009 12:07:05 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: 50mm

17 posted on 10/04/2009 12:07:51 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm

This should be sent to Rush. I don’t have the technical skill set for that, but I know all the rest of you do.


18 posted on 10/04/2009 12:08:03 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: 50mm

There was an rticle in some publication saying that if we lose the Olympics its a one-day story and if we win it will be a 6-year “triumph” politically.


19 posted on 10/04/2009 12:08:08 PM PDT by GeronL (meow)
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To: 50mm

It’s Orwell’s memory hole. Right there across from the bus terminal. Classy.


20 posted on 10/04/2009 12:10:06 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: RowdyFFC; All
The lies and corruption coming out of this White House get more obvious every day. Just like their attempt to not hear nearly 2M people that came to his doorstep and said YOU WILL HEAR ME has been brushed off like it never happened.

Every one of us who attended the demonstration saw one or more helecopters flying over the crowd in what's probably the most locked down airspace in the world. All of them had to be either govenment owned and operated or chartered by powerful DemonRats with the clout to get the necessary permits. Nevertheles, not a single areial picture taken from any of those choppers has ever been published. Looks to me like the DemonRats saw them, realized the crowd was about 1,800,000, making it history's largest at a DC demonstration, including the Illegal Alien's inauguration, and memory holed all of the pics.

21 posted on 10/04/2009 12:14:15 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: 50mm
"As if the Times needed any more blows to its allegedly still-existing journalistic integrity, this one can't help but beg the question of who at the White House put pressure on the Times to do what it did. Why would any journalist put themselves in the position of making people wonder if they bow to the wishes of the politically powerful? The answer may be that journalism, once thought to be at least lurking occasionally in its Manhattan hallways, is officially dead at the New York Times."

Wonder if the same folks who told a Chicago paper to not run a follow-up story about Chicagoans not wanting the Olympics also had a chat with the Slimes - as in, nice paper you have here; it't be a shame if something were to happen to it.

22 posted on 10/04/2009 12:15:43 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: libstripper
"Every one of us who attended the demonstration saw one or more helecopters flying over the crowd in what's probably the most locked down airspace in the world."

Wow, I didn't know about that. I wonder if a FOIA request could be made.

I recall a post about military satellite images being used to determine the size of the 0's inauguration crowd - seems their ought to also be satellite images of the 9/12 crowd.

23 posted on 10/04/2009 12:22:56 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: libstripper

Those pics might have a negative affect on the ‘image’ you see. If they were private, they were only there to get pics of a small crowd so they could howl and denigrate the effort.

Can you imagine what a shock when they realized what was happening? And the reality of dissatisfaction of the people?

As usual their attitude is to deny reality, evade the consequences, because of one or two things. They have every confidence that the 2010 elections can be rigged in their favor...or they think that everyone will eventually wear down and settle down and accept the communist takeover rather than fight it.

But they are taking a foolish gamble. I think if they shove through the public option and then cap ‘n trade, it might just be the last straw! Things are going to heat up fast and we’re not in the mood to take prisoners, lol :)


24 posted on 10/04/2009 12:32:37 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: 50mm

What a fashion sense the guy has.

As in poor, crappy, weird ...

That’s how the power people dress in NYC ?????

Sheeeesh


25 posted on 10/04/2009 1:02:48 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: libstripper

I agree.

What can we do about it?


26 posted on 10/04/2009 1:04:29 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: 50mm

Wow. Thanks for posting.


27 posted on 10/04/2009 1:17:07 PM PDT by khnyny
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To: khnyny

And Steelfish for posting the original Slimes article.


28 posted on 10/04/2009 1:18:47 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: Steelfish
Frankly I read it...and just thought Pravda was just doing their job...for their master.

I certainly wasn't stunned or appalled.

I must be just numb to all this now.....

Even though...I still think the MEDIA is THE most dangerous entity in the U.S.A.

FRegards,

29 posted on 10/04/2009 1:19:38 PM PDT by Osage Orange (A community organizer cannot bitch when communities organize..... - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: 50mm

I LOVE it when these fools get caught.

Dear NYT Ombudsman,

What can you tell us about this scrub?


30 posted on 10/04/2009 1:22:59 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom; Steelfish
It would be interesting to know the sequence of events. My stab:


31 posted on 10/04/2009 1:30:35 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm

This is a great catch. Pretty transparent coercion.


32 posted on 10/04/2009 1:32:19 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: 50mm

I have to think there is a major copyright “fair use” exception lurking in there. Under the old paradigm, the first print edition would serve as the proof that the story was altered, which is news in itself regardless of the content. However, under electronic publishing there usually is no older version of the story should the publisher take it down. Think about how easy it is to erase the file vs go out and round up all the newspaper copies. True, some stuff is captured fairly quickly by Google, the wayback machine, etc., but that is not always the case and there is nothing saying they will make that content available. Therefore, web sites like FreeRepublic that post and comment on the news are actually performing an important public service under the electronic model by capturing “before” versions and reporting on the effort of some news sources to obscure the record.


33 posted on 10/04/2009 2:11:35 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: Steelfish

This reminds me of the book “Animal Farm” where quotes change overnight. Try to determine history using a Soviet history book.


34 posted on 10/04/2009 2:43:25 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine
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To: 50mm

35 posted on 10/04/2009 3:01:22 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: 50mm; Admin Moderator

Could ya add a FR mention in the title????


36 posted on 10/04/2009 3:03:01 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: pabianice

I like that and may violate your copyright. LOL


37 posted on 10/04/2009 3:03:09 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: mware

I had to abbreviate the title as it is. FR limits the number of characters in the title. Sorry.


38 posted on 10/04/2009 3:04:43 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: Steelfish

Way to go Steel. Ya caught them with their pants down.


39 posted on 10/04/2009 3:04:56 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks!


40 posted on 10/04/2009 3:14:50 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm

Welcome!


41 posted on 10/04/2009 3:15:50 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: 50mm

Not a bad guess :) Though I’ll add it may not have HAD to go all the way to The One. It could have been snagged by The Axe or The Rahm.

But it is surely one for the record books, eh?

Day after day- one outrage after another...


42 posted on 10/04/2009 3:18:41 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: RowdyFFC

I keep saying I don’t believe that YOU LIE!/HolyO is going to complete this term, that he and his cronies will be impeached by the end of the year...

Any democrats who continue to back up this corrupt president will feel the backlash as well—if they’re smart they’ll start voting their consciences! WE THE PEOPLE have a looooooong memory, and now we have the internet to back us up with evidence, and proof of their corruption.

(I know it’s an oxymoron—smart congress critter! LOL!)


43 posted on 10/04/2009 3:21:25 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: 50mm

Quite plausible. But here’s another scenario.

The article had over 5000 hits. At some point the NYT wondered OMG- we unleashed a tsunami. What have we done they chest-beated since access was via Free Republic. NYT and WH have a symbiotic relationship. WH got wind of this. The big editorial staff was placed on red alert and a re-write was ordered. Speaking of Watergate, this is quite an editorial capital crime cover-up.


44 posted on 10/04/2009 3:23:07 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Rastus

Yeah, let’s ask those 9.8% unemployed people (and you know the numbers are way higher, some pundits have said in the high teens!) how ‘successful’ YOU LIE!’s policies have been in the 10 months or so he’s been in office!


45 posted on 10/04/2009 3:23:13 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: 50mm

Only one change to your sequence of events. Rahmbo made the call, not Oboomba. That’s my own opinion of course.


46 posted on 10/04/2009 3:24:52 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: Steelfish

Just as good a stab at the chain of events as mine. Whatever happened, we know the Old Grey Whore (thanks Pabiance) is in bed with Zero.


47 posted on 10/04/2009 3:28:35 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: Steelfish

We need as many hits on this article so Pinch knows his deception didn’t work.


48 posted on 10/04/2009 3:30:41 PM PDT by 50mm (AARP is a steaming pile)
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To: 50mm

Thanks for letting us know about the fraud.


49 posted on 10/04/2009 3:30:52 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Seaplaner
I suspect most highly that the original article was edited and scrubbed by unseen Obama White House "News Czar" operatives

That is what Townhall thinks as well. This is their last paragraph. The portion I have underlined is ROTF funny!

As if the Times needed any more blows to its allegedly still-existing journalistic integrity, this one can't help but beg the question of who at the White House put pressure on the Times to do what it did. Why would any journalist put themselves in the position of making people wonder if they bow to the wishes of the politically powerful? The answer may be that journalism, once thought to be at least lurking occasionally in its Manhattan hallways, is officially dead at the New York Times.

50 posted on 10/04/2009 3:31:42 PM PDT by Jemian (For the first time in my life I'm proud of the IOC.)
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