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NYT: Journalism Is Dead For Now
PJ Media ^ | 7-26-012 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 07/26/2012 4:41:51 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

The lack of reaction to a New York Times report filed by Jeremy Peters on July 15 and found on the front page of the its July 16 print edition has, at least to me, been nothing short of stunning.

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What Peters told readers, in essence, is that White House officials, the Obama administration in general, the Obama for America campaign, the campaign of presidential challenger Mitt Romney (though the evidence Peters provided is thin and seems to relate largely to the candidate’s family), and powerful Washington politicians on Capitol Hill are dictating what the press will print concerning their nonpublic statements and remarks — and that the press is, for the most part, acquiescing with little if any objection.

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Consider the following excerpts from Peters’ production:

• “[T]he (Obama campaign’s) press office has veto power over what statements can be quoted and attributed by name.”

• “Quote approval is standard practice for the Obama campaign, used by many top strategists and almost all midlevel aides in Chicago and at the White House.”

• “From Capitol Hill to the Treasury Department, interviews granted only with quote approval have become the default position.”

• “It was difficult to find a news outlet that had not agreed to quote approval, albeit reluctantly.” Ratner believes that the Associated Press and McClatchy are exceptions; I’m less than convinced.

• “Many journalists spoke about the editing only if granted anonymity, an irony that did not escape them.”

The irony may not have escaped them, but integrity apparently has.

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(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; coverup; dnctalkingpoints; journolist; media; mediabias; mediaforobama; nyt; presstitutes
Readers become so jaded, this (journalistic reporting) is, like everything else, the 'new normal'.

We always give them (media) the leeways, well, because it is the NY Times, or WaPo, or you name it.

Until we the society in general demand more independence, integrity and responsibility from those who call themselves journalists/editorial boards, it is so easy for them to become the mouthpiece of a certain political party, and the outright propaganda machine for one-sided views.

1 posted on 07/26/2012 4:41:57 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

When I said ‘one-sided views’, I meant Statists for both Dem and Repub party.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 4:44:00 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I kind of understand quote approval agreement for an interview that is granted. It is because the media is now so dishonest they will deliberately twist words and massage the quotes to change the intent of what the interviewed person is saying. Everyone knows it and nobody wants to deal with it. The media allows it because they know it too.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 4:53:52 AM PDT by BRL
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To: Sir Napsalot
that "freedom of the press" thingy died long ago (early '60s)...
esp. since "Cam(e)alot/JFK" and the "We must form the news, not just report it" media mindset.

4 posted on 07/26/2012 4:58:39 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Sir Napsalot

So the fifth-column mainstream media are essentially Obamabuttboys and liberal skanks. Surprise, surprise.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 5:02:45 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Carl Vehse

presstitutes


6 posted on 07/26/2012 5:45:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Actually, I read the report and didn’t react either. Was this news to anyone? Whether we thought it was a formal quote approval agreement or something more vague but just as effective, we all know that the NYT and the rest of the mainstream media no longer provide anything that qualifies as objective news except by accident. Having reconsidered this story, I still don’t care. NYT, WaPo, and the rest are unreliable tools of the government and of crony-capitalist corporations, and the details don’t interest me.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 5:54:44 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sir Napsalot
CNN became boot-lickers in Iraq and Cuba when they slanted their reports and cut the regimes slack at every turn. Some ‘journalists’.
8 posted on 07/26/2012 6:02:26 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Like my Dad always said, “You can believe only half of what you read in the newspapers, and only half of that is true.”


9 posted on 07/26/2012 6:07:43 AM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: Sir Napsalot

If enough conservatives truly cared, which they don’t, they could run the NYT out of business and buy it at yard sale price.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 6:51:45 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

If you want access, you will play ball the way the king wants.

That and many are happy to follow orders. They are true believers, and will do whatever it takes to win.


11 posted on 07/26/2012 7:05:18 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
Here's how young journo thought pattern works:
12 posted on 07/26/2012 7:35:22 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: rwa265

And as my mom used to say ‘believe half of what you see and nothing of what you read’.


13 posted on 07/26/2012 8:42:44 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Sir Napsalot
Journalism of the Drive By Media ( i.e. CBS, NBC, ABC, NYT, WaPo, CNN, etc) has been officially dead ever since Uncle Walter... threw the United States under the bus in Vietnam in 1968.
14 posted on 07/26/2012 9:39:48 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING

The lack of reaction to a New York Times report filed by Jeremy Peters on July 15 and found on the front page of the its July 16 print edition has, at least to me, been nothing short of stunning.

....

What Peters told readers, in essence, is that White House officials, the Obama administration in general, the Obama for America campaign, the campaign of presidential challenger Mitt Romney (though the evidence Peters provided is thin and seems to relate largely to the candidate’s family), and powerful Washington politicians on Capitol Hill are dictating what the press will print concerning their nonpublic statements and remarks — and that the press is, for the most part, acquiescing with little if any objection.

The same as when Mark Halperin at ABC News (now at Time-Lies) said that both sides would not be held to the same standards.

http://www.drudgereportarchives.com/data/2004/10/09/20041009_195805_mh.htm

ABCNEWS POLITICAL DIRECTOR MEMO SPARKS CONTROVERSY: BOTH SIDES NOT 'EQUALLY ACCOUNTABLE'

And these are the same presstitute Stalinists who will be moderating the debates.

15 posted on 07/26/2012 10:20:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Bender2
Journalism of the Drive By Media ( i.e. CBS, NBC, ABC, NYT, WaPo, CNN, etc) has been officially dead ever since Uncle Walter...

Farther back. When they branded the work of the HCUA "HUAC" and called it "McCarthyism" (when the investigations of Soviet influence began decades prior) and denied the existence of domestic agents allied with Stalin and denied the existence of gulags and denied the existence of Communist sympathizers within the FDR administration and the State Department...

They did not just tell lies of omission. They told outright lies.

16 posted on 07/26/2012 10:45:34 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Is this something like voluntary prior restraint? Is that possible? Could they be that short sighted?

Seems the press has has a death wish - they've decided in favor of suicide for their profession.

17 posted on 07/26/2012 11:10:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: a fool in paradise; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; ...
During the Second World War, not too long before the Sicily Invasion, the war correspondents, in trying to figure out what America was going to do, were getting dangerously close to guessing the actual assault that was being planned. General Eisenhower called a meeting with all the war correspondents.

General Eisenhower then outlined the entire invasion. When he concluded, he said: "Gentlemen, you now know the entire plan. If any of this gets out, it will be a blood bath on the beaches in Sicily. And we will know where the leak came from--"

Then he left the room. From that time on, no more mention was made of the invasion plans.

Now, those were true American journalists! Not the gang... of leftists, communists, socialists and ignoramuses we have today at CBS, NBC, ABC, NYT, WaPo, CNN, etc

18 posted on 07/26/2012 11:35:03 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Years ago during the Gulf War, there was a classic SNL skit:

[ open on press conference discussing the Gulf War ]

Defense Secretary Richard Cheney: And so, to sum up, while this war is by no means over, it is certainly fair to say that we have inflicted heavy damage on the Iraqi war machine, and every day brings victory for the coalition that much colser. Now I’m going to hand the floor over to the Lieutenant Colonel Pierson, who will field your questions.

Lt. Col. William Pierson: Thank you Senator Cheney. I’m happy to take any questions you might have with the understanding that there are certain sensitive areas that I’m just not going to get into. Particularly, information that might be useful to the enemy. Yes?

Reporter #1: What date are we going to start the ground attack?

Lt. Col. William Pierson: Well, as I mentioned a moment ago, there are certain sensitive areas which we are just not going to go into, and that is certainly one of them. Yes?

Reporter #2: Sir, knowing what you know, where would you say our forces are most vulnerable to attack, and how could the Iraqis best exploit those weaknesses?

Lt. Col. William Pierson: Well, again, this falls into the area of information that might be useful to the enemy, and I just can’t divulge it right now.

Reporter #3: Sir! Which method of hiding SCUD missiles is working best for the Iraqis?

Lt. Col. William Pierson: Now, this again is a good example of information that could help the enemy, and I just can’t answer that.

Reporter #4: I have a two-part question. Are we planning an amphibious invasion of Kuwait, and if so, where exactly will that be?

Defense Secretary Richard Cheney: Excuse me. If I could interrupt here, I just want to underscore what Colonely Pierson said at the start of Q&A. There are two general categories of questions that we are simply not going to be able to address. On, those that would give our enemy advance warning of our actions, and two, those that would identify any points of weakness or vulnerabilities to the Iraqi forces. So let’s reopen the floor to questions.

Reporter #5: I understand that there are passwords that our troops use on the front lines. Could you give us some examples of those?

Lt. Col. William Pierson: No, that is something I really cannot comment on.

Reporter #6: Yeah! Are we planning an amphibious invasion of Kuwait? And if so, where?

Lt. Col. William Pierson: I believe that question was asked and if you recall, I already answered it, or said I could not answer.

Reporter #7: Sir, what would be the one piece of information that would be most dangerous for the Iraqis to know?

Lt. Col. William Pierson: No can answer! I have time for two more questions. Yeah?

Reporter #8: Yes, Farud Hashami, Baghdad Times. Where are your troops, and can I go there and count them?

Lt. Col. William Pierson: Nope! Last question.

Reporter #9: Is there anything that you can tell us that would lower the morale of our fighting men?

Lt. Col. William Pierson: No. Really, the only thing we’re at liberty to say at this time is, “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!


19 posted on 07/26/2012 11:42:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: a fool in paradise
Farther back.

See my home page. The perfidy of the NYT has been recognized by honest people for awhile.

20 posted on 07/26/2012 11:51:36 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Sir Napsalot
Those people who do not read the newspaper are uninformed. Those people who do read the newspaper are miss informed...
21 posted on 07/26/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT by PushinTin (Politicians are like diapers, the need to be changed often and for the same reason...)
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To: PushinTin

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22 posted on 07/26/2012 12:25:47 PM PDT by LanceC
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To: Sir Napsalot
Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party. -- Joseph Stalin
23 posted on 07/26/2012 4:16:40 PM PDT by Random_User_250
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To: Sir Napsalot

24 posted on 07/26/2012 4:39:35 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: LanceC

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25 posted on 07/26/2012 5:05:35 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: BRL

“I kind of understand quote approval agreement for an interview that is granted. It is because the media is now so dishonest they will deliberately twist words and massage the quotes to change the intent of what the interviewed person is saying. Everyone knows it and nobody wants to deal with it. The media allows it because they know it too.”

Generally that would be true for Republicans. But I’ve would never expect the press to accept that kind of offer from Republicans. In fact, it would be a huge scandal were the offer made.

I would think Zero’s concern is more that he pops off without a teleprompter and that he only wants to be quoted when it’s part of the focus group tested messaging. And by and large the press is good with that.


26 posted on 07/26/2012 11:16:40 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: PushinTin

“Those people who do not read the newspaper are uninformed. Those people who do read the newspaper are miss informed... “
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Therefore it is better to ignore the newspaper, better to be uninformed and aware that you are than to be misinformed and unaware that you are.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 4:53:10 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Free healthcare is worth FAR LESS than it costs.)
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To: ModelBreaker

You’re over-thinking this one. All a reporter has to do is pull out a tape recorder, turn to the person and say, “Do you mind if I tape the interview?” In that situation all the quote will be correct.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 6:17:48 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: ModelBreaker

You’re over-thinking this one. All a reporter has to do is pull out a tape recorder, turn to the person and say, “Do you mind if I tape the interview?” In that situation all the quotes will be correct.


29 posted on 07/27/2012 6:18:46 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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