By admin | Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at 7:41 am
When will The New York Times stop running “free” front page ads for Obama?
We live in a free country. We accept that newspapers are free to publish whatever they want.
However, the media must be honest or it will lose its only currency.
We can now call The NY Times a partisan extension of the Obama campaign.
Today, The NY Times ran a front page story connecting Rick Davis, the McCain campaign manager, with Fannie Mae.
The McCain people responded quickly:
“Today the New York Times launched its latest attack on this campaign in its capacity as an Obama advocacy organization.
Let us be clear about what this story alleges: The New York Times charges that McCain-Palin 2008 campaign manager Rick Davis was paid by Freddie Mac until last month, contrary to previous reporting, as well as statements by this campaign and by Mr. Davis himself.
In fact, the allegation is demonstrably false. As has been previously reported, Mr. Davis separated from his consulting firm, Davis Manafort, in 2006.
As has been previously reported, Mr. Davis has seen no income from Davis Manafort since 2006. Zero.
Mr. Davis has received no salary or compensation since 2006.
Mr. Davis has received no profit or partner distributions from that firm on any basis — weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual — since 2006. Again, zero.
Neither has Mr. Davis received any equity in the firm based on profits derived since his financial separation from Davis Manafort in 2006.
Further, and missing from the Times’ reporting, Mr. Davis has never — never — been a lobbyist for either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Mr. Davis has not served as a registered lobbyist since 2005.”
What was missing?
What about Obama getting the 3rd largest political contributions from Fannie Mae?
What about Mr. Raines and Mr. Johnson, a couple of Obama supporters?
We have said that The NY Times used to be a wonderful newspaper. It used to be the responsible liberal alternative to the conservative Wall Street Journal.
However, The NY Times is nothing but an extension of the liberal wing of the Dem party.
We also must remind you that The NY Times is losing readers and advertising revenue. We can blame some of that on changing habits, i.e. the Internet! However, you can also blame it on bad journalistic practices!
My guess is that serious journalists must be in shock about The NY Times. I have to believe that there are many serious people who understand that being in the tank for Obama is bad for journalism.
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