Thursday, August 04, 2005

NYT: our reporters are god's children, everyone else can go to hell

Just when you think the mainstream media can't go any lower, they do. The NYT gets themselves into a whole stew of trouble by trying to go after the Supreme Court Justice nominee John Robert's adoption papers of his kids ( Drudge Report).
Their slimeball tactics don't suprise me, since that's what they'd jump for at the first chance against anyone in the GOP. But what really pisses me off, is that they want to hold Judith Miller, their star reporter who's now in jail because she wouldn't divulge her sources about the whole Valerie Plame case, up on a pedestal of saintliness.

So, lemme get this straight: they'll dive into anyone's records if it helps their far leftist means (and irregardless of whatever ethical issues may abound), but when it comes to someone else trying to get to the bottom of something (legal) that they're involved in, they act like petulant children who don't want to clean their rooms up about it, and carp about their constitutional rights, and blah blah blah blah.

I have no sympathy for the NYT whatsoever. Judith Miller deserves to be in jail because she's tried to mess up investigations before, and it's a stern lesson to the media as a whole (ie; you don't have special rights. Now grow the fuck up). The NYT is in a bind, because they know that if Miller did anything wrong (and outside of conjecture and speculation, there's no evidence that I know of to say they did anything wrong) they're screwed just as much. As a corporate entity, the NYT will take whatever blows that Miller will leave them. And as for the Roberts issue, they'll probably spend the next few days backtracking from their slimeball tactics, and will also find nothing of worth, other than the destruction of another ethical standard of the high and mighty media.

Their hypocrisy is staggering, and future historians will wonder why anyone ever bothered to treat the NYT with anything but disdain, and all but charge them with treason. The NYT of yesteryear is long dead, and it's current format is also slowly dying out. It'll be a miracle if they have any impact upon the 2006 and 2008 election years. (Hat Tip: HughHewitt)


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