Friday, April 01, 2011

NYT Fail

The article about the latest teabagger rally in Washington, by Jennifer Steinhauer, currently near the top of the NYT's homepage, is a perfect example of how successfully the RWNM has intimidated the MSM. Not only is lots of space given to wingnut members of Congress like Pence and Bachmann without any context to illuminate how ridiculous their supposed goals are, there is no mention of the size of the "crowd."

According to FoxNews of all places, it measured in the dozens.

Also omitted from the article: any mention of the resurgent Birtherism among the Republican Party's base.


M. Bouffant said...

I certainly hope you've sent a copy of this to The Times. It'll wise 'em right up.

Or, if you rec'd. an answer, it would be amusing to read the attempt at defense.

Brendan said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I did, earlier today, email the reporter a link to this post. I'm not holding my breath waiting for a response, but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Maybe I'll at least be one of a bunch of similar complaints, and she'll ease up a little on the deep backbends and genuflecting to the crazy-ass right.