The So-Called Liberal Media

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

FrontpagenytRight-wingers like to blast the New York Times because of its supposed liberal bias.  I never understood that.

Take today’s paper.  The page one headline reads "Inquiry on Clinton Official Ends With Accusations of Cover-up".  The "Clinton official" is Henry Cisneros, who was indicted on 18 felony counts, pled guilty to a misdemeanor, and was eventually pardoned by President Clinton.  The investigation took over ten years and cost tax-payers $21 million.  Moreover, since the investigation didn’t reveal much, this has led the prosecutors to cry "cover-up".

Now, I am happy to concede that the closure of the Cisneros investigation is news.  But is it more important than these other news stories, which didn’t make the front page of the New York Times: (1)  White House refusing to discuss its meetings with Abramoff; (2) Non-partisan Congressional Agency refutes legality of wiretaps; or (3) Iran and North Korea determined to build arsenals of nuclear weapons?

Yeah.  Some liberal media we’ve supposedly got there.

Photo from Mahablog, who has much more to say on this.