Patterico's Pontifications

5/18/2003

RASPBERRY HERBERT: As I noted

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 10:59 pm

RASPBERRY HERBERT: As I noted the other day, William Raspberry was so anxious to deny that the Jayson Blair incident had anything to do with diversity, he was deaf to the admissions straight from the horse’s ass’s mouth. Well, add Bob Herbert to this parade of morons. The basic point of Herbert’s piece — which bears the Orwellian title Truth, Lies and Subtext — is summed up in this actual quote, which I am not making up: “Listen up: the race issue in this case is as bogus as some of Jayson Blair’s reporting.”

Hey, Bob, listen up: you are an idiot. Or (more likely) you are just a liar.

Let me say this for what? the fourth time? THE EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES ADMITTED TO STAFFERS THAT HIS COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY CAUSED HIM TO GIVE BLAIR “ONE CHANCE TOO MANY.” OKAY???!!!

Here’s the real issue: reporters like Herbert will lie to you about politically correct topics — even in the rare situation as this, when the contradictory facts are widely reported and right in your face. So tell me: when (as is generally the case) we have to rely on these same reporters for the facts themselves — why in the world should you trust them?

HMMMM: I enjoyed this critique

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:02 am

HMMMM: I enjoyed this critique of our very own Los Angeles Dog Trainer, by Hugh Hewitt in the Weekly Standard. It makes a valid point: “There is more diversity at a militia meeting than at a party of Los Angeles Times columnists. What happens when a newspaper becomes an echo chamber? Obvious errors and over-the-top biases go undetected. That’s what happened in New York. It is happening in Los Angeles as well.”

Unfortunately, it undercuts Hewitt’s credibility when he criticizes Steve Lopez for stating the wrong number of United States aircraft carriers — and then a correction at the end of the column says that Hewitt himself did the same.

He’s still right.

WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:51 am

WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME CAPSULE GOES: Patterico says: when you create a time capsule, don’t lose it.


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