Stuart Taylor writes, “I no longer trust the major newspapers or television networks to provide consistently accurate and fair reporting and analysis of all the charges and countercharges.” Me too–but I arrived at that point four years ago.
Exhibit A: Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post. Ed Morrissey writes:
I’m going to start this post by noting that I avidly read Kurtz’ media blog, and consider it one of the best continuing analyses of both traditional and new media. I believe that Howard usually tries to approach this task without bias, and mostly succeeds, although he has certainly laid more that a few eggs (and who among us has not?). So when I tell you that Howard is talking out of his hat, I say it with respect and affection.
Why do I say that? His own newspaper has twice reported the relationship between Raines and Obama, and on one of those occasions, Raines was their source:
Read the rest, and then read Cuffy Meigs, who has a video of the “Most Racist Ad EVER … No, THIS Is … Wait, THIS One …”
Finally, Glenn Reynolds asks:
Meanwhile, if Obama is President, will Time regard every criticism of his administration as racist?
No–as long as it’s a writer at Time that’s making it.