The American public have lost faith in the “Lamestream” media because of the crap that goes on at the New York Times. Look at the Rep. Darrel Issa story.
New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau opened his Monday front page story on the overlap between Rep. Darrell Issa’s business and governmental work with a compelling scene:
“Here on the third floor of a gleaming office building overlooking a golf course in the rugged foothills north of San Diego, Darrell Issa, the entrepreneur, oversees the hub of a growing financial empire worth hundreds of millions of dollars.”
But here’s the problem: Lichtblau, a Pulitzer Prize winner, says he never saw that exact view of Shadowridge Country Club — though he did visit the third floor of the building. And Issa’s office says the course cannot be seen from anywhere in the building.
That’s only a minor point in a story that Issa, the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, is saying is riddled with inaccuracies. In the days since the story ran, Issa has been on a crusade against the story, which put Issa’s business and political life under a tough spotlight.
Issa claims that The Times asserted a building he bought went up in value, when it did not and the story said Issa went easy on Toyota during congressional inquiries because a company he founded was a supplier to them, when in fact Issa says his Directed Electronics corporation does not have a relationship with Toyota. Issa’s camp also says the Times’ assertion that his charitable foundation reaped a windfall from a financial holding is false, as he actually lost money on the investment.
The credibility of the New York Times is like the rest of the MSM.
Take it with a grain of salt – trust but verify.
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Day By Day by Chris MuirWhat will the LEFT Activists and the left-leaning Democrats do when the New York Times and other MSM outletets who are havens of LEFT spin fail and start going away? One of the largest bastions, the New York Times has enough business capital for what, one or two years?
No more planted stories form the Journolist and George Soros’ Media Matters and all, you know.
No more cover-up and spin of Liar Liar pants on fire Nancy Pelosi on waterboarding, et al.
What a dilemma.
Conservative columnist and Founder/Editor of The Weekly Standard William Kristol is DONE at the New York Times – that is.
But, reportedly, he is heading over to the Washington Post for a once a month column.
The New York Times lost a good writer but they are good at that. Look at their balance sheet.
New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. hugs Caroline KennedyBill O’Reilly pushed up this RUMOR tonight on his show tonight first thing – Caroline Kennedy withdrew her name from consideration to be appointed the Hillary Clinton’s U.S. Senate seat because of her affair (Caroline is married) with the New York Times publisher (Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. left his wife in 2008).
Gawker noted the connection back in December 2008 but didn’t anyone notice? Or were they afraid of the Kennedy Klan and the New York Times wrath?
Why would Caroline put herself at risk of public exposure by seeking Hillary’s seat? I mean, of all places, media-centric New York City.
Is it the Kennedy arrogance?
Damn, this lefty New York Times MORON cannot wait for President Bush to leave the Presidency.
Thanksgiving is next week, and President Bush could make it a really special holiday by resigning.
Seriously. We have an economy thatâ€™s crashing and a vacuum at the top. Bush â€” who is currently on a trip to Peru to meet with Asian leaders who no longer care what he thinks â€” hasnâ€™t got the clout, or possibly even the energy, to do anything useful. His most recent contribution to resolving the fiscal crisis was lecturing representatives of the worldâ€™s most important economies on the glories of free-market capitalism.
Putting Barack Obama in charge immediately isnâ€™t impossible. Dick Cheney, obviously, would have to quit as well as Bush. In fact, just to be on the safe side, the vice president ought to turn in his resignation first. (Weâ€™re desperate, but not crazy.) Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would become president until Jan. 20. Obviously, sheâ€™d defer to her partyâ€™s incoming chief executive, and Barack Obama could begin governing.
Talk about Bush Derangement Syndrome.
Exit question: How long will the plunkers at the New York Times continue to bash Bush when he is out of office?
Day By Day by Chris MuirThe New York Times is clinging to their agenda driven press coverage despite the fact that their number of subscribers is dramatically shrinking.
Why? I think I know, because had my life taken a different path, I could have been one: Picture yourself in your 50s in a job where you’ve spent 30 years working your way to the top, to the cockpit of power â€¦ only to discover that you’re presiding over a dying industry. The Internet and alternative media are stealing your readers, your advertisers and your top young talent. Many of your peers shrewdly took golden parachutes and disappeared. Your job doesn’t have anywhere near the power and influence it did when your started your climb. The Newspaper Guild is too weak to protect you any more, and there is a very good chance you’ll lose your job before you cross that finish line, 10 years hence, of retirement and a pension.
In other words, you are facing career catastrophe — and desperate times call for desperate measures. Even if you have to risk everything on a single Hail Mary play. Even if you have to compromise the principles that got you here. After all, newspapers and network news are doomed anyway — all that counts is keeping them on life support until you can retire.
And then the opportunity presents itself — an attractive young candidate whose politics likely matches yours, but more important, he offers the prospect of a transformed Washington with the power to fix everything that has gone wrong in your career.
With luck, this monolithic, single-party government will crush the alternative media via a revived fairness doctrine, re-invigorate unions by getting rid of secret votes, and just maybe be beholden to people like you in the traditional media for getting it there.
And besides, you tell yourself, it’s all for the good of the country â€¦
If the shoe fits Bill Keller……
McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt On New York Times Bias
The impetus of this blow-up was the NYT-Rick Davis piece about his lobbying activities. But, the blow-up was inevitable. The fact is the New York Times, NBC News, Newsweek and others have become pro-Obama mouthpieces – ” 150% in the tank.”
A fair shake from the MSM for John McCain?
What an illusion…..
By the way, do you think the NYT will investigate David Axelrod’s involvement in the Sarah Palin smear campaign?
Flap wonders what the media would do if the McCain campaign declared the New York Times and NBC News persona non grata and kicked them off the Team McCain airplane? And, would refuse to entertain ANY interview requests or answer questions from any of their reporters?
Day By Day by Chris MuirThe New York Times is indeed only fitting to wrap fish. Same with the rest of the left wing leaning newspapers (like the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle) that have REALLY nothing LEFT to sell.++++++++++
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From: David Shipley/NYT/NYTIMES [mailto:XXXXXXX]
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: JSM Op-Ed
Dear Mr. XXXXXX,
Thank you for sending me Senator McCainâ€™s essay.
Iâ€™d be very eager to publish the Senator on the Op-Ed page.
However, Iâ€™m not going to be able to accept this piece as currently written.
Iâ€™d be pleased, though, to look at another draft.
Let me suggest an approach.
The Obama piece worked for me because it offered new information (it appeared before his speech); while Senator Obama discussed Senator McCain, he also went into detail about his own plans.
It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obamaâ€™s piece. To that end, the article would have to articulate, in concrete terms, how Senator McCain defines victory in Iraq. It would also have to lay out a clear plan for achieving victory â€” with troops levels, timetables and measures for compelling the Iraqis to cooperate. And
it would need to describe the Senatorâ€™s Afghanistan strategy, spelling out how it meshes with his Iraq plan.
I am going to be out of the office next week. If you decide to re-work the draft, please be in touch with Mary Duenwald, the Op-Ed deputy. Her email is XXXXXXXX; her phone is 212-XXXXXXX.
Again, thank you for taking the time to send me the Senatorâ€™s draft. I really hope we can find a way to bring this to a happy resolution.
Certainly the New York Times is entitled to print what they wish. But, the John McCain piece DOES rebut Barack Obama’s piece of last week.
Read the entire McCain editorial here.
David Shipley’s suggestion that McCain’s piece MIRROR Obama’s is laughable and shows you the arrogance of the MSM and the LEFT.
But, then again, what should anyone expect from the New York Times?
Rasmussen has a new poll today that shows the American public is increasingly believing that reporters are trying to help Barack Obama win the Presidency.
The belief that reporters are trying to help Barack Obama win the fall campaign has grown by five percentage points over the past month. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that 49% of voters believe most reporters will try to help Obama with their coverage, up from 44% a month ago.
Just 14% believe most reporters will try to help John McCain win, little changed from 13% a month ago. Just one voter in four (24%) believes that most reporters will try to offer unbiased coverage.
With the three television news anchors fawning over “The One” in Iraq and Europe is there any wonder?
As Flap said before NBC News is unwatchable. Either it is a flashback to Tim Russert time or it is Obamamania.
The blowback: More layoffs are forecast for the MSM, including the New York Times.