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New York Times Reporters Embarrassed By The Paper’s Editorial Pages

 

 

 

 

 

” Reporters in The New York Times newsroom deeply resent the paper’s editorial page, and the dissent has “reached the boiling point,” the New York Observer reports Tuesday.

  It’s not an ideological dispute, the Observer says, but rather the sense that the paper’s editorials and columns are boring, ineffectual, poorly written and poorly read. The story was based on interviews with more than two dozen current and former Times staffers, mostly on condition of anonymity out of fear of editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal.

  Rosenthal was described as a petty tyrant, and lazy in his supervision of an opinion staff that is widely seen outside the newsroom as the voice of the Left-wing establishment.”

 

   The most biting comments were reserved for Mr Friedman and Ms Dowd and should not be missed . Mr Friedman has become so predictably wrong that there exists a webpage called the Thomas Friedman Op/Ed generator that produces a new column at the touch of button , which results in columns such as the one below :

 

 

Thomas Friedman Op:ED Generator

 

    The reader will note of course that the reporters don’t have any issue with the politics of the Op/Ed page , they are in full agreement with the Statist slant of the opinion page , their only beef is with the poor writing and not the bias .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let there be no doubt that we live in the age of “Statist Media” . All hail New Media and the Internet .

Originally posted on The Rio Norte Line:

No matter how you want to spin this one, the conclusion is the same: Biden is inferring that the media has enough influence to persuade the people that an unconstitutional action is constitutional:

Biden: We’re counting on ‘legitimate media’ for successful gun control effort

 
Biden said that it was important for the media to dissuade the American public from the idea that the Obama administration was prepared to do something unconstitutional on guns.
“To be very blunt with you, we’re counting on all of you, the legitimate news media to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed,” Biden added, warning that people would continue to “misrepresent” the White House’s plans for gun control.

 

But there’s more. Not only is this a clear admission that the media is capable of shaping and directing public opinion – even to the point of convincing people to allow…

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Henninger: Who Speaks for

the GOP?

 

 

 

 

 

 ” Where is the Big Picture? Why is it not possible for John Boehner or anyone else in this party to articulate for the dumbstruck public watching these dreadful cliff negotiations what the Republican Party stands for? Who speaks for the GOP?

No end of people keep saying of the Republicans that “they” should do this or “they” should do that. Who’s “they”? It is no one. With the Republicans, there’s no “they” there.

Barack Obama is controlling the cliff narrative now because the GOP has no one whose job is counter-narrative. Mr. Obama this week was recycling campaign speeches about the middle class at the Daimler Detroit diesel plant while the GOP has been a Babel of Beltway voices. Don’t any of these senators go to church on Sunday morning, rather than running around television punching the “entitlement crisis” card? “

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