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Deconstructing The New York Slimes (How The Newspaper of Record Shortchanges Us All)
American Rattlesnake ^ | May 19, 2011 | Gerard Perry

Posted on 05/18/2011 9:42:03 PM PDT by OddLane

Tuesday night I had the pleasure of attending a discussion held at New York City’s Penn Club, sponsored by the Center for Immigration Studies, which featured one of my favorite journalists/media critics, William McGowan. The author of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, Mr. McGowan delivered a speech outlining the largely negative contribution New York’s “newspaper of record” has had on the immigration debate, both in the past and during the current nationwide battle over controversial measures such as amnesty and the DREAM Act.

McGowan’s talk divided the journalistic crimes of the New York Times into two major categories: sins of omission and sins of commission. The Times is replete with examples of both, the former found in its steadfast refusal to cover the 2007 case of a Mexican illegal alien who murdered a woman after being released by police in Denver, despite a long rap sheet. Despite the obvious newsworthiness of this horrific crime, and the fact that it was covered by both local dailies at the time, it did not merit the attention of anyone at the Times, which had a bureau in the city. An example of the latter is the concerted effort by the paper to affirm archaic, barbaric cultural and religious customs imported from the third world as valid alternatives to mainstream American culture. McGowan cited as evidence of this editorial practice the paper’s benign treatment of West African immigrants who practice polygamy in their adopted country.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: New York
KEYWORDS: americanrattlesnake; grayladydown; immigration; newyorktimes

1 posted on 05/18/2011 9:42:08 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: OddLane

The entire tawdry saga of the final descent of the NY Times just fills me with sadness.

My father was completely conservative (ok, he was a little compassionate, but just a little) and to him the sun rose and set in the pages of the NY Times.

He must roll in his grave daily over the demise of this newspaper. Not so much into liberalism, but into juvenilia and incoherence and just rank stupidity.

2 posted on 05/18/2011 9:59:41 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307
My family subscribed to it when I was much younger, and I still read it occasionally, if only to shake my head in consternation/anger.

I think this New York Times parody sums up my feelings perfectly.

3 posted on 05/18/2011 10:11:44 PM PDT by OddLane
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4 posted on 05/19/2011 3:49:55 AM PDT by bcsco
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5 posted on 05/19/2011 5:05:10 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: OddLane

The OLD GREY LADY of renound , long ago, went senile.

6 posted on 05/19/2011 7:32:41 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Can’t disagree with that.

7 posted on 05/19/2011 1:09:19 PM PDT by OddLane
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