This is what counts as non-partisian at the New York Times

August 30th, 2010

The New York Times new public editor wrote:

I believe that journalists should leave their political views at the door when they report and edit the news. I’m a registered Democrat who voted for Barack Obama and then Scott Brown, tadalafil sick so, as you can see, I have already left my views at the door!

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  • 1. Debunked  |  August 30th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Opinion/Editorial column does not equal news.

    I still don’t understand this supposed liberal bias in the MSM. For all practical counts, the MSM tends to merely be less conservatively biased than Fox (which is nothing more than a Republican talking points network). But still conservatively biased.

    For the latest example, why are we not hearing much at all about the Tennessee mosque arson attack? You know, terrorism by white Christians against Muslims. Oh, right, because the liberal media is hiding that info.

    But you can be damned sure if a Muslim burned down a Protestant church, it would be in the headlines for weeks.

  • 2. Rustmeister  |  August 30th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    One word: JournoList

  • 3. Debunked  |  August 30th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I think that is technically two words. Or, at least, it should probably be hyphenated.

    Edit: Ah, I see. You were talking about this, I guess: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JournoList

    I was interpreting that as more slang than it was.

  • 4. Rustmeister  |  August 30th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Sorry for not linking, I thought it was common knowledge.

  • 5. Dan  |  August 30th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Let’s see, debunked, how often do you watch Fox? When ever I watch, I usually get a point/counter point to many issues. their news is usually straight forward. So, how is Fox biased?
    And you think the MSM “the MSM tends to merely be less conservatively biased than Fox”
    True, but that doesn’t mean anything. Less conservative really means nothing.
    The MSM has been shown to be quite liberal, from the nightly news and the cable stations, other than Fox. Look at the mid year elections and their coverage. Look at their coverage of the Tea Party. Is it fair? Or does it lean towards the liberals and anti-Tea Party. I think, if you answer honestly, you will say it leans liberal.

  • 6. John Foust  |  August 31st, 2010 at 9:52 am

    In Orwell’s 1984, did the Two Minutes’ Hate lean liberal or conservative?

  • 7. Elliot  |  August 31st, 2010 at 11:24 am

    You know, it’s been so long since I’ve read it, I couldn’t even tell you.

    Orwell has always confused me.

    Politically he was a supposedly a socialist.

    But his books are anti-tolitarian.

    And yet authoritarian totalitarianism is what socialist policies seem to have historically lead to.

  • 8. Roland Melnick  |  August 31st, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Fox didn’t cover the Tennessee mosque fire?

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/29/proposed-mosque-site-tennessee-probed/

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4323966/fire-at-proposed-mosque-site

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/29/federal-agents-probe-site-proposed-tenn-mosque-thats-faced-strong-opposition/

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/30/damages-construction-equipment-site-proposed-mosque-tennessee-raising-worries/

  • 9. Debunked  |  September 1st, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Did I say there wasn’t a single article on it, anywhere? No, I said imagine what the outcry from all media outlets would have been if it had been a Christian church burned down and arson was suspected by a Muslim.

    I really wish there was a liberal media outlet as far skewed away from the center as Fox News. If only to really demonstrate how much closer to centrist most media outlets really are.

    A truly liberal media outlet would only scarcely favor Democrats over Republicans, because they’re all right wing to barely left of center.

  • 10. Roland Melnick  |  September 1st, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Ever hear of MSNBC? Oh…you probably think they’re centrist too.

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