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Monday, September 28, 2009

N.Y. Times Editor Warns Times Could Appear Partisan, DUH!

"But for days, as more videos were posted and government authorities rushed to distance themselves from Acorn, The (New York) Times stood still. Its slow reflexes — closely following its slow response to a controversy that forced the resignation of Van Jones, a White House adviser — suggested that it has trouble dealing with stories arising from the polemical world of talk radio, cable television and partisan blogs. Some stories, lacking facts, never catch fire. But others do, and a newspaper like The Times needs to be alert to them or wind up looking clueless or, worse, partisan itself." Times Editor Says


Sarkazein said...

" But others do, and a newspaper like The Times needs to be alert to them or wind up looking clueless or, worse, partisan itself."-NYT

Winding up???? Are! Most Conservatives have been aware of this for years.

guy faulkes said...

It is amusing that on Watauga Watch several of our liberal friends are quoting a New York Time - CBS News poll that says the majority of people want the single payer plan. They prefer to ignore Rasmussen and Gallop. "There is none so blind as he who will not see." (from a Ray Stevens song)

As a friend of mine once said, the Times does not even make a good substitute for toilet paper because the ink comes off.

Liberal POV said...


Both could be right the bills in congress don't have the single payer option which I think would be best for the country. The Gallop and Rasmussen poll would show both the left and the right dissatisfied with the watered down, insurance driven versions of the health care bills in congress.

Democrats need to get a backbone and standup for what will fix the problems. Once the single payer health care is law all Americans will love it like the rest of the world. No one in Canada not the most conservative politican would campaign to go to the American system.

Sarkazein said...

" No one in Canada not the most conservative politican would campaign to go to the American system."-POVVY

No, they come here to use it to save their Canadian bacon, when their lives are on the line and they don't have time to wait in

Sarkazein said...

Utopia is collapsing.

guy faulkes said...

POV, your problem is that you think the single payer plan would help the situation instead of being the major thing that destroys health care in this country. Most people nationwide agree that health insurance costs to much. They also agree that the single payer plan would result in the government take over of not only health care (including death panels, the rationing of care, there being less doctors, etc.), but all facets of are lives because the government will use health care as an excuse to regulate anything they so desire. They prefer doing away with the restrictions that limit one's ability to purchase insurance across state lines. This would increase competition, improve the quality of service, and lower the cost.

The only way the single payer plan will become law is if it is passed over the objection of the majority of the people using the nuclear option. If that is cone, the Democrat party is dead. While that might be a worthy result in some peoples' eyes, it is not worth the destruction of the country. (I still contend there are many conservative Democrats.)

You apparently do not watch the news very much. I have seen innumerable Canadians praising our system and condemning their own.

In any case the point of the thread is that the Times is biased, which is proven by how its poll does not agree even remotely with the major scientific polls.

Liberal POV said...


"You apparently do not watch the news very much. I have seen innumerable Canadians praising our system and condemning their own. "

My statement stands even the most conservative politician in Canada knows they could not get elected campaigning to do away with the Canadian single payer health care system. Most all Canadians love it.

oatz said...

Liberal POV of course Canadians receiving the benefit could care less if it bankrupts all the others as long as they get to waddle up to the public trough.

So as it looks more and more like Bill Ayers not just a guy from the neighborhood, but actually Obama's ghost writer on Dreams of my Father. Is there one thing about Obama that is authentic or is it all HYPE. I wonder why he refuses to release his academic records? Man the "press" foamed at the mouth to get G.W. Bush's school records, PARTISAN?

oatz said...

Liberalism should have been dead in this country after the Carter years, but that didn't stop Obama from be elected did it? All it took was a slick campaign filled with vague promises of "change" and "hope" to sway a majority of voters to place an obviously unqualified and radical candidate in the White House.

While thinking Americans understood the dangers of replaying the Carter policies on a larger scale, that didn't stop a majority of the under 35 crowd, who have been effectively brainwashed through the public school system, from pulling the lever for Obama. Even now, with the Democrats ratcheting up the spending on insane programs to levels that will destroy this country, where are the daily protests by millions of people across the nation? Even as countries around the world elect more conservative governments, the majority of the brain dead in this country can't tell the difference between socialism and capitalism.

The bottom line is never underestimate the stupidity of the American people to make the wrong choice. While liberalism should be dead and buried, it would be wrong to assume that the American people have learned that lesson yet. Too many people still think Obama's policies should be given a chance.

Gregg said...

Oatz, I love your post but am never quite sure if the words are yours or not.

Sarkazein said...

Michelle is already in Copenhagen. A separate plane.
Obama comes later in his separate plane. Incredable hipocrits. Carbon foot print, save the ass.

Sarkazein said...

( - Sen. Thomas Carper (D.-Del.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, told that he does not “expect” to read the actual legislative language of the committee’s health care bill because it is “confusing” and that anyone who claims they are going to read it and understand it is fooling people.

“I don’t expect to actually read the legislative language because reading the legislative language is among the more confusing things I’ve ever read in my life,” Carper told

Carper described the type of language the actual text of the bill would finally be drafted in as "arcane," "confusing," "hard stuff to understand," and "incomprehensible." He likened it to the "gibberish" used in credit card disclosure forms.