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    The Times, They Are A…Pretty Much the Same As Ever

    By Kyle | August 15, 2011

    Mickey Kaus dissects how the New York Times works (of course they launder their lefty views through “critics say,” “analysts say,” “a report says,” or “liberal academics say,” then promote such opinion pieces on page one, often with an additional suggestion that differing viewpoints are unpopular or even marginal) and how it is becoming more like MSNBC every day. Below his post, take note of the commenters who claim they are being censored when they try to append conservative remarks to Times stories. I’ve noticed how all Times commenters seem to be sitting in the same Au Bon Pain in Cambridge. It’s almost as if…how would the headline read? “Paper of Record on Defense in Silencing Dissenting Voices.”

    The Wall Street Journal has lots of liberal employees too but it does not resort to such cheap chicanery, which is why I read it every day.

    Topics: New York City, Newspapers | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “The Times, They Are A…Pretty Much the Same As Ever”

    1. kishke Says:
      August 15th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

      I generally like the WSJ and used to read it daily, and it’s the only game out there if you’re looking for a serious paper that doesn’t lean way left, but I think the news department there plays games too. I was often mightily annoyed by the news tidbits that appeared on the front page, which would always be calling terrorists insurgents and committing similar lefty-isms.

    2. K Says:
      August 15th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

      Your criticism of the NYT, or WaPo or MSNBC or to a lesser extent the rest of the MSM on the grounds that their conclusions are poorly supported and arguments fallacious and likely to fall apart is like criticizing Derrida or Foucault for never having designed and built a real world working airplane or radio. Irrelevant and immaterial.

      If, for whatever reason the writers of said pieces decided to be completely honest, their reaction to your criticism would be ” . . and your point is?”