The New York Slimes Times – aka. the ivory pinnacle of journalistic integrity, objectivity, and self proclaimed ‘All that’s fit to print’ – is running three front page stories today on Palin’s teen daughter’s pregnancy. Be sure to note how totally negative balanced each headline and lead is:
- In Political Realm, ‘Family Problem’ Emerges as Test
Republicans rallied around Gov. Sarah Palin, but the disclosure of her teenage daughter’s pregnancy brought uncertainty.
- A New Twist in the Debate on Mothers
Gov. Sarah Palin has set off a fierce argument among women about whether she has the time to take on the vice presidency.
- Palin Disclosures Raise Questions on Vetting Process
“The disclosure that Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter was pregnant was one of several revelations that called into question how well John McCain had screened her.”
Since there is such a short amount of time before the formal debates start – it’s important to fire-hose Palin with fecal matter as widely and rapidly as possible – especially with nearly every local paper picking up NYT stories.
By the way NYT – how are things going in Iraq? What? – Anbar province has been handed over to the Iraqis!? Is a major step towards successfully ending a war worthy of 3 front page stories? Oh – I guess this story on a dispute over how many civilians may have been accidentally killed in a U.S. air raid was more noteworthy…
I’ll quote an earlier post:
Of course, if you don’t know – it’s probably because the NYT has refused to print positive stories about Iraq, or anything that might actually show that we are making progress there – instead favoring 32 days straight of front page articles to cover what a few jackasses did in Abu Ghraib.