Thursday, August 04, 2005
The New York Times is proving again that the main stream media has lost all credibility and short of the obituary and want ad sections, can't be trusted for accuracy or objectivity in news - actually that's because those sections are written by readers, not reporters. Apparently NYT reporters are investigating the adoptions of Supreme Court Nomonee, John Robert's two children. I'm sure this is completely above board and normal proceedure to look into adoption records. And we have to assume that when their investigation is complete, if no dirt can be found in the issue, the Times would run a positive story on the virtues of adoption and how squeeky clean Judge Roberts and his wife are, right?
Wrong! The Times, like so much of the "MSM" is absolute garbage. How dare they try to destroy a nomonee by digging into their family lives! I'm done with the Times. No more. It actually is only an occational read anyway because I've been sick of it for years, but this sent me over the edge.
At present they are trying to backpeddle their way out of it by releasing a statement saying that investigating the adoption is part of the paper's "standard background check." Bill Borders, NYT senior editor, explains: "Our reporters made initial inquiries about the adoptions, as they did about many other aspects of his background. They did so with great care, understanding the sensitivity of the issue."
Sorry Bill, this doesn't pass the smell test; "doing so" at all is the problem. If you have a beef with Roberts because he's a conservative, fine, just be honest and come out and say so. But to go after the adoption of young children is beyond disgusting even for the breed of liberals that have infested the Times.