Skip to comments.Lame Gray Lady: NYT Scrubs Major Portion of Original Obama-Olympics Article [FR mentioned]
Posted on 10/04/2009 11:40:54 AM PDT by 50mmEdited 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.
NYT: For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign ["He Could Not Even Muster The Silver Or Bronze"]
Please change this to excerpt, read more. I must have missed checking the excerpt box. Thanks.
There. Fixed it.
It includes a side-by-side comparison of the changes using Free Republic post as the original.
The NYT folks were merely pliant and obedient servants.
I suspect a call directly from Zero to Pinch caused the changes.
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.
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.
Probably just a misread of the first article.
Who are you going to believe? The NY Times or your lying eyes?
I see you posted the original article. Good job! It’s probably the only place it exists after Pinch scrubbed it.
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.
Is anyone really surprised by disgraceful behavior at the NY Times? Yet the left blames its demise on “advertising revenue declines.”
Oh, nice work, Freedom Fighters. At this rate, the ‘shots heard round the world’ should be coming pretty soon.
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.”
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.
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.
It’s Orwell’s memory hole. Right there across from the bus terminal. Classy.