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Oh, That Liberal Media Watch Lapdog

June 10th, 2005 - 8:30 am

Well, surprise, surprise, surprise.

Let’s review, shall we?

The self-appointed “watchdog of the press in all its forms” hires, at least a year ago, the long-time director of a radical left-wing magazine to run its operations. Said watchdog doesn’t announce this hiring, or disclose the presence of the hard-left publisher until he’s outed by a blogger (or “drooling moron,” in CJR’s preferred parlance) at the end of last month.

CJR continued to stonewall on admitting to the hiring in its own pages for ten days, and gave no reason to believe that it would have revealed the presence of former Nation publisher Victor Navasky at the top of its organization if a blogger hadn’t sniffed him out.

But hey, this was all just a bureaucratic misunderstanding. Those fine folks at CJR are just award-winning, selfless, apolitical, not a bit slanted or biased guardians of the public trust.

They’re certainly not dishonest, guildist and transparently political hacks. Only a drooling moron would think such things.

UPDATE: Nah, I’m sure this has nothing at all to do with any mythical media bias. After all, our old pal Steve Lovelady assures us that “an overworked and elderly anchor who overstayed his welcome at a dying medium, and who got suckered by an overzealous producer” was never a meaningful story to begin with.

Nope, no bias there. Just professional, serious “journalists” who work for Soviet-nostalgist moonbats.

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