NY Times--egg on face once again

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  1. rbell

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    Seems the NY Times has fouled up again, with shoddy journalism practice.

    NY TIMES STORY

    Seems that a katrina "victim" they gushed over (original story HERE), was actually a welfare fraud extroidanaire.

    Good grief, in their rush to push an agenda, you'd think that every now and then they'd check sources or something.
     
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    People are so eager to undermine our president, they'll even cast doe-eyed admiration at charlie Sheen.
     
  3. Daisy

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    Yet it is the Times who apparently outted itself.

    Meh. It's not as though they made the whole thing up or did no checking; they got taken in by a con-woman in doing a human interest story. Now they've written a 2-page retraction.

    Why do you think that this is a big deal?
     
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    It’s humorous… [​IMG]

    And what about the unfortunate duped people who put a lot of stock in the NYT as their trusty news source.
     
  5. Daisy

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    Exactly how were the "unfortunate duped people" harmed by the one part of a story of Katrina survivors in NY having trouble with FEMA being wrong and subsequently retracted?

    Anyone who takes a daily newspaper for inerrant truth really ought to be shaken awake.
     
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    The NYT times has a long time history of liberal bias.They seem less likely to be thorough in checking out thier stories when the "story" they intend to print may be damaging to anybody who holds views they do not share.
     
  7. Daisy

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    That's quite an accusation. Do you have anything to back that up with?
     
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    Because it frustrates ordinary people who want to read the truth.

    Consistent glorification of criminals and 15 minutes of famers pretty much puts a media source in the same light at those papers who cover story things like 'World's Largest Baby found in Pumpkin patch; survives 2 years on pumpkin seeds'.

    This is a serious time for serious people; high school journalism classes seem to know that better than the NYT.

    Bro Curtis, you may receive a cleaning bill for my monitor if you keep that up! LOL!
     
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    Actually only 84% of the people polled agreed with him. ;)

    Problems with the Carlyle group press corps (NYT) again eh? Yeah these folks with financial ties to the Bushies really will go to any lengths to ruin one of their own. [​IMG]
     
  10. Daisy

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    A newspaper is not an oracle. They made a mistake, they retracted it.

    I don't disagree, but that does not describe the NYT.

    You're saying that high school journalism classes know that this is a serious time for serious people better than the NYT does? I'm not sure how you could even go about evaluating that.
    I get the feeling that you've never actually opened a copy of the NYT and read it.
     
  11. Daisy

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    Um, the Times didn't cover that story - a quick search (linkie) shows that "Charlie Sheen" only shows up in the Arts Section, under TV listings. I'm unsure how much overlap there is of people who admire Charlie Sheen as a political commentator and of people who read the A-section of the Times.
     

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