Graphic courtesy of Wolf Howling
When New York Times editor David Shipley rejected Senator McCain’s Op-Ed piece on Iraq, the blogosphere reacted with outrage.
How dare the New York Times publish Barack Obama’s essay on Iraq and not give equal time to presidential opponent John McCain?
I mean, come on, in what universe is The New York Times considered an objective newspaper?
In what universe is the New York Times not considered a hard left journal?
The New York Times does not hesitate to publish propaganda from Hamas on their Op-Ed page for crying out loud.
Personally, I’m delighted that Shipley, a former speechwriter for President Clinton, and the New York Times so flagrantly tipped their hand.
This outrageously biased and truly foolish action has handed McCain far more attention than any Op-Ed he would have published.
The NYT has disgraced itself, acting with all the dopey immaturity of a high school newspaper.
No wonder management recently laid off two-hundred NYT employees.
No wonder publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. refuses to give interviews to the media, unless questions are vetted in advance.
The dinosaur media is dying, through shrinking advertising revenues and subscriptions ebbing away at an astonishing rate. Editors and writers only compound the problem with coverage so biased, so irresponsible that, excepting true liberal believers, most consumers understand that half of what they read is not true and the other half is lies.
It’s a fascinating and entertaining spectacle: deliberate corporate suicide.
And the breathless, uncritical coverage of Barack Obama only punctuates the dinosaur media’s herd mentality and hard left bias.
It’s funny, Seraphic Secret is a tiny blog in a huge blogosphere, but our readership grows day by day. I believe It’s got something to do with honesty. When you drop in on Seraphic Secret you know what you’re getting. We are observant Jews, religious Zionists, loyal American citizens who vote Republican, gun-owners, movie-lovers, devoted parents and grandparents, and we proudly proclaim our various biases.
For instance: The Seven Samurai is the greatest movie—evuh!
We do not pretend to be impartial journalists, as if such a thing is even possible. We don’t even pretend to be journalists.
In contrast, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, all claim to be staffed by objective journalists who serve and inform the public.
And so, it’s not a shock that those papers are dying.
No one trusts a clumsy liar.
New York Times Co. says its second-quarter earnings fell 82 percent from the year-ago quarter boosted by a one-time gain. Meanwhile, print advertising revenue continued to shrink.
The New York-based newspaper publisher says its quarterly net income dropped to $21.1 million, or 15 cents per share, which included 11 cents per share in buyout costs.
Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expected income of 22 cents per share in the latest quarter. Analyst estimates typically exclude special items.
Revenue dropped 6 percent to $741.9 million, missing the average Wall Street estimate for $754 million. Ad revenue slipped down 11 percent, hurt mostly by fewer classified ads.
Chief Executive Janet Robinson says business was hurt by the “U.S. economic slowdown and secular forces playing out across the media.”
Original story here.
And for an hilarious comment on the dinosaur media’s love affair with Obama let’s go to the video.