Monday, September 29, 2008

The New York Times and Damn Lies, again…

The New York Times is at it again, spreading lies related to Republicans in this case. The lie in question this time is the easily debunked rumor that Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin had the rape victims charged for their own rape kits. The fact that author Dorothy Samuels sites the A.P. as her source is not a valid excuse given all of the recent fact check problems that have also plagued that bastion of truth. Dorothy states that “Ms. Palin owes voters an explanation.” How about Dorothy explaining how she still continues to push a story that has been debunked for months and even as recently as two weeks ago in USA Today where Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella said in an e-mail that the governor "does not believe, nor has she ever believed, that rape victims should have to pay for an evidence-gathering test." "Gov. Palin's position could not be more clear," she said. "To suggest otherwise is a deliberate misrepresentation of her commitment to supporting victims and bringing violent criminals to justice."

As is becoming ever more typical with the NTY, why let the truth get in the way of a good story. The media tried it with one big story a few years ago with the faked Bush National Guard memos. It seems that the media has learned at least one lesson, not to put all of their eggs in one basket. Instead of going for the jugular with one big wild story, they are trying to blanket the country with a thousand little wild ones. I guess their hope is that there would be so many stories out there that should the McCain campaign try to debunk them all, they would look like they were lying whether they are or not.

The flip side of this is that we are hearing nothing about Obama and his early years in Chicago, his Bill Ayrs connections, his time as a local legislator or his involvement with ACORN. I guess there is no time for investigative reporting on Obama when there are so many false rumors about Palin to spread…

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