Roger L. Simon

It's just the same old song...

Patrick Frey, who has been doing a yeoman’s job of criticizing the Los Angeles Times on his blog Patterico’s Pontifications, has an op-ed in that paper today on the LAT’s coverage of the Cindy Sheehan affair. I’m not sure, as Frey writes, that the LAT is really trying to turn Sheehan into the next Rosa Parks. If so, the paper has a long way to go (like light years). But even so their coverage of this particular episode has been boring, shallow and biased. No suprise there. But my question is this: Isn’t it our job in the end to start our own outlets to tell our vision of the truth rather than expecting organs like the LAT to reform themselves according to our principles? As a wise fellow once said, “Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.”


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