Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Going Through the Looking Glass to Discover a Lefty Simulacrum of Reality

Andrew Klavan is describing the New York Times here, but he could just as easily be talking about Canada's state broadcaster, the Ceeb:
For me, the New York Times has now become an organ of leftist disinformation. It scrambles teams of reporters at any trace of scandal on the right, and ignores solid evidence of scandal on the left. It races to cover any sign of global warming, but drags its feet when warming alarmists are revealed to have fudged the facts. It plays down acts of violence and incivility by leftists while allowing columnists to imagine them in rightists. It assigns left-wing reviewers to review conservative books and movies — and assigns left-wing reviewers to review left-wing books and movies as well. It publishes Paul Krugman, who admits he has a lousy record of predicting economic outcomes but never ceases to be certain his exploded theories are correct, who blames violence on right-wing incivility without proof and indulges in left wing incivility also without proof, who claims Europe’s economy is doing great except that it’s failing because of “austerity” (there’s a laugh!), and who all in all will say anything whether it makes sense or not in order to support the death-dealing dead letter of socialism...
The NYT, at least, is a private company, which people choose (or choose not to) support. Unlike the Ceeb, which hoovers up the taxpayers' hard-earned shekels whether they like it or not.

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