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6/10/2017

Comey Slams New York Times

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 7:18 am

I’m behind the curve on all of this, because of work duties, and I did not watch Comey’s testimony until last night. But I did notice that he called out a New York Times story about Trump as always completely false. The New York Times is a partisan institution whose White House reporters are pro-Hillary hacks like Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman. If you’re embracing Comey’s testimony as true — and I do — you’re also embracing the reality that the New York Times publishes stories that are garbage. And I do.

To be quite honest, I don’t find this as concerning as a narcisstic 12-second-attention-span President who lies like he breathes. But having media institutions you can rely on becomes even more important when the occupant of the Oval Office is a cretin. We’ve had cretins there 9 years and counting, and the media is not doing much to cover themselves in glory as credible watchdogs. Sad!

1 Comment »

  1. I just came upon this too (then read a defensive NYT response to it). I read the NYT, but I treat it like when I was in Spain, where the political ideologies are openly acknowledged and are part of the point: people regularly read 2 or more in order to hear the *biased* arguments. Rather than our way of pretending that objectivity is even possible in the first place, however well-intended.

    Actually, I read NYT and I cross-check the interesting stuff there on patterico.com. That’s my M.O. Lest I get too excited about something I read from the Times, y’all usually help dampen my polemical enthusiasm with a fuller picture.

    Comment by Tom Ryberg — 6/10/2017 @ 11:27 am

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