|The Bewildered Herd|
"The public must be put in its place, so that each of us may live free of the trampling and
roar of a bewildered herd."
- Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion, 1922
Friday, November 05, 2004
NY Times Kills Bush Wired Story
This will come as no shock to those of us who have been following the Is Bush Wired? story for some weeks now. According to FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Media, the New York Times killed a story about it four days before the election Tuesday! Would it have made a difference? Who knows, but after rambling around the blog circuit and online news sources like Salon.com, to suddenly be reported by a mainstream newspaper like the Times would have meant many more people to know about it. And for many peope, who trust the mainstream media, it would have made it much to dismiss it. This also may have led to other media outlets picking it up and forcing the White House to answer the allegations with something other than "bad tailoring." But read it for yourself, here's FAIR's Bush Bulge story.
Saying that Bush was wearing a wire is ludicrous. Once you start peddling such tin-foil hat nonsense it delegitimizes everything else you say. The New York Times knows this and wisely decided to not report such a bizarre internet rumor.Post a Comment