Tag Archives: New York Times

Nidal Hasan, Specious Reporting, And Islam

The murders at Ft Hood yesterday were horrible. The subsequent coverage by major newspapers was deplorable. I did not hear about the killings until later in the evening. When I went around the the web checking the major news outlets, one thing stuck out for me. Most, in having found some information about the shooter, […]

It’s probably because you suck

Nobody has ever read an Objective newspaper. If I bother to say this to a journalist, he inevitably froths at the mouth before rebutting: “You’re only saying that because you’re a socialist.” Everyone says it, I reply. Leftists, Centrists, Rightists. “Exactly! Everyone criticizes us. That shows that we’re fair.” Actually, if everyone hates you, it’s […]

On accountability for war crimes

Former president George W. Bush in 2003: “War crimes will be prosecuted, war criminals will be punished and it will be no defense to say, ‘I was just following orders.’” Versus Obama this month: “In releasing these memos, it is our intention to assure those who carried out their duties relying in good faith upon legal […]

Whither the newspaper, Part 2

In early December, I wrote a post about the financial troubles facing the newspaper industry as it faces a recession and a transition to a more digital-centric world. In the post, I mentioned reports that the New York Times was facing crippling debt at a time when they couldn’t pay it off, and conditions were […]

Whither the newspaper?

(Updated twice below) Ever since the interwide webway became popular, we’ve had to deal with various proclamations that newspapers are dead or will soon be dead. Well folks, it’s time to throw my hat into the ring. I think our economic apocalypse might be what kills off some big name newspapers in the next few […]

Weekend Roundup 4/21/08

“Some will call this a backward-looking distraction, but only by fully understanding what Mr. Bush has done over eight years to distort the rule of law and violate civil liberties and human rights can Americans ever hope to repair the damage and ensure it does not happen again.” The New York Times finally bothered to […]