Katrina? No comparison
"The NY Whore Times today runs - and, perhaps
more significantly, Politico's Playbook email blast cites
- a classic case of pointless navel-gazing the
press too often engages in, at the expense of actual reporting.
The whole structure of the piece is typical:
You start with a link-baiting headline, "Shadow of Katrina
Hangs Over Obama After Spill."
Then you go on to demonstrate how responsible
you are by saying, in the 13th of 15 paragraphs,
that there is a "key difference" between the
spill and Katrina.
In between you dig up an academic - in this case,
a self-promoting professor at a fourth-rate university
- to say something that sounds detached and intellectual,
but in fact is a total case of log-rolling, with the
log having been replaced by a piece of bullshit
in the shape of a log.
I wonder how many calls Helene Cooper had to make
to get someone to say something to support her
obviously pre-determined thesis, that the spill
is somehow comparable to the Great Flood of New Orleans?
The Times has therefore, in an attempt to demonstrate
its lack of liberal bias, launched a meme in the
political discourse, justifying pundits' forthcoming
"balanced" debates on cable about an issue that doesn’t exist.
The New York Times is a whore paper?
The Old Grey Lady is a whore past her prime that nobody wants?
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