I am pleased to say that Oh, That Liberal Media (a media bias group blog to which I am a contributor) is having its grand opening. It has been up for a few days, but is now being read by thousands, courtesy of a link from Glenn Reynolds. There’s a lot of great stuff up there; go check it out.
Irony doesn’t always come across well in print, so perhaps I should make it clear that my post below about Justice Ginsburg and the Los Angeles Times was intended to be ironic. I don’t really think that the L.A. Times cares that Justice Ginsburg may have done the same thing that the Times criticizes Justice Scalia for today. Here’s the phrase that should have tipped you off:
Since the Los Angeles Times doesn’t print stories based on the ideological biases of its editors . . .
If you can read a line like that and take it seriously, you’re probably reading the wrong blog.
Yesterday I began my series of primers on how to read the Los Angeles Times without getting taken in by its liberal bias. Today’s lesson is one of the trickiest, but also one of the most important: Don’t take anything at face value.