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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, March 09, 2006


The NYTimes should be blasted for this one, but I'm not going to do it. The headline of the story(Top web story) is $25,000 to Lobby Group Is Tied to Access to Bush.

Sounds pretty damn bad, doesn't it? But if you read the article as I did, quite anxiously, you'll see that there is no proof the White House knew anything about the money paid to Grover Norquist's group, Americans for Tax Reform. In other words, a totally misleading headline that makes Bush look crooked.

I think they're gonna get blasted for this one, and righfully so, but the Dems couldn't arrange better PR if they tried. Hah!


  • This is interesting. I blasted the NYT this evening for exactly the opposite. In the same edition where they reported the Senate Intelligence Committee caving to the Bush administration, they printed another article hyping Republican resistence to the President. In the end, the Republicans dropped to their knees and did a "Monica", and the NYT tried to do damage control.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:49 PM  

  • It's the nature of the beast isn't it?

    I think your example is more egregious, and interestingly, it seems to be far broader than the NYTImes. I've been seeing that Republican independence meme all over the place even during some of the biggest caves.

    That's why I generally try to stay away from specific media critique. It's an unending black hole.

    But the fact that this was the lead headline on the website.....


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 6:37 AM  

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