Ed Driscoll

New York Times Journalists Take First Timid Steps Outside Cocoon

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style:

Today is a red-letter day for the New York Times. For the first time, the paper has reported in its news section that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright once uttered the phrase “God damn America.” Wright’s comments were widely reported and widely discussed beginning with an ABC News report six months ago. Barack Obama even had to give a much-publicized speech because of those words, and others. But the newspaper of record has never seen fit to publish Wright’s quote in its news pages. Until today.

— Byron York, National Review Online, September 24th, 2008.

“NYT Reporter Goes To Romney’s Church, Seeks Dirt From Worshipers.”

Headine at Big Journalism, yesterday.

No word yet if she actually has the right church — you never know when it comes to the New York Times and a politician’s religious affiliation — or if Romney’s fellow churchgoers discussed this previous editorial comment regarding Mr. Romney’s faith from a fellow Timesperson:


Speaking of Blow, his is a cautionary tale (in more ways than one) reminding us that at the Gray Lady, the liberal cocoon works both ways — keeping the papers’ readers — and its journalists — blind to the larger world around them.