Wednesday, August 01, 2007


There's a great quote with an FBI Agent in Curt Gentry's excellent biography, "J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and The Secrets." By now we know what kind of man J. Edgar Hoover was and how he was able to hold onto the Directorship of the FBI for nearly 50 years. An agent said under Hoover it was their job "to find out what he wants and to create the world he believes in."

Now, in the 21st Century, the New York Times has become the J. Edgar Hoover of the MSM. They've pretty much given up all pretense of journalistic ethics and unbiased reporting. No, they won't plainly state, "yes, we're liberals (or "progressives") and we hate conservatism and it's various factions. We're going to do what we can to destroy it and those that don't follow the blueprint of the way we think the world should be, we're gonna take them out," but their actions convey those exact words.

When word came down a few weeks ago that Rupert Murdoch wanted to buy Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal, it must have been the equivalent of hearing that Voldemort is back in the New York Times building. They were in a panic. They put a group of reporters on the job to find anything damning about Murdoch that could derail the deal. They failed. He got it.

Well, they're not giving up on doing what they can to put as many chinks in the media giant's armor as they can. Drudge is reporting that the Times is now looking into any and all connections between Murdock, Roger Ailes and Presidential frontrunner Rudy Giuliani. Reports Drudge:

Having failed to thwart a Murdoch purchase of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, the NEW YORK TIMES intensifies battle with the NEWS CORP. empire on Thursday, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.

The paper is preparing a provocative examination of Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani's relationship with FOX NEWS chief Roger Ailes.

Is this journalism? Many will say, sure it is. It's the job of the media to keep the big boys honest and hold their feet to the fire. True enough, but when you pursue a story with the intention of finding dirt that will damage a certain person's reputation, are you practicing journalism or something else entirely. Yellow Journalism? Not quite. That's scandal-mongering for the sake of scandal-mongering with little concern over who the target will be.

What the New York Times is practicing is pure agenda journalism with the intent to destroy. And why? Because people like Murdoch, Ailes and Giuliani work against the world that the New York Times believes in.

The MSM is out of control, and it's only going to get worse until a massive segment of the public says enough.

1 comment:

M. Simon said...

Facts is facts.