Sunday, January 30, 2011

This Really Is Not Believable


The New York Times claims, "it is our aim to be impartial in our presentation of the news." Try not to spit you drink on your keyboard.
The New York Times today offers what it calls the backstory on its publication of the stolen WikiLeaks documents. It includes the intriguing fact that the White House didn't try very hard to deter publication, but the report by executive editor Bill Keller mostly reads like house propaganda and a Pulitzer application.

There is a laugh-out-loud moment. It comes when Keller writes that "it is our aim to be impartial in our presentation of the news."

It's hard to imagine he believes that. Certainly nobody else does.

1 comment:

Octopussy said...

I've encountered a lot of people that praise the publication for it's objectivity. People are truly DAFT and deliberately ignorant. They'd rather not know too much or else it will land them in an bit of a discomfort zone. Hell, nobody wants that!

Wake up America!