No Media Bias: NYT Rejects McCain’s Oped … EDITORIAL SHOULD ‘MIRROR’ OBAMA!!!


At the New York Times, its all the news or in this case editorials that they want Media_bias5and politically agree with that is fit to print. The Old Gray Lady should hang her head in shame once again. Is it any wonder why people have flocked to the internet and away from print.

The discussion of whether the MSM is bias no longer needs to be argued. It is not whether the MSM is liberally bias, it is just a matter to what extent and severity. Less than one week after the New York Times published an editorial from Democratic candidate Barack Obama, they have rejected one from Republican John McCain. The NYT wanted McCain to mirror Obama’s. These people will stop at nothing to get Obama elected.

The paper’s decision to refuse McCain’s direct rebuttal to Obama’s ‘My Plan for Iraq’ has ignited explosive charges of media bias in top Republican circles.

‘It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama’s piece,’ NYT Op-Ed editor David Shipley explained in an email late Friday to McCain’s staff. ‘I’m not going to be able to accept this piece as currently written.’ (Drudge Report)

It is just simply amazing that the editorial board of a newspaper wanted an editorial to be a work of fiction rather than one’s opinion and views, “NYT’s Shipley advised McCain to try again: ‘I’d be pleased, though, to look at another draft.’” Does anyone really think that Obama was treated this way by the Times? Or did they actually spell check and correct grammar for Obama. Once again the NY Times has shown its true colors and the disgrace that it has become. Its nothing but pathetic and overt media bias … standard … what standards!

New York Times attempts to defend their bias action.

The reality is their defense of their politically bias actions are actually worse than The NY Times original denial of McCain’s OPED. Could the New York Times be any more transparent in their coverage?

The Obama piece worked for me because it offered new information (it appeared before his speech); while Senator Obama discussed Senator McCain, he also went into detail about his own plans.

It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama’s piece.

However, the actions of the NY Times has back fired and proved that bias and stupidity are never the answer. Because the NYT’s rejected a Presidential candidates editorial is such an over the top way, John McCain’s editorial was actually probably read by more people than who would have originally done so. Thank you New York Times for your coverage, although that was obviously not your intention.

Maybe some one would like to ask the obvious question to the NYT’s and Barack Obama … How does one write and better yet print an editorial about the Iraq war and a vision before one has actually gone there? If the NYT had standards, they would have waited until after Obama came back. If Obama had any standards … he would have done the same.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “No Media Bias: NYT Rejects McCain’s Oped … EDITORIAL SHOULD ‘MIRROR’ OBAMA!!!”

    1. brenda on July 22nd, 2008 10:02 am

      Well, based on this article, I feel NYT maybe should get into the toilet paper business??? At least it would be of some use then!

    2. Howard on July 22nd, 2008 12:20 pm

      Like Joseph Goebbels, American main stream media has replaced objectivity, integrity, and free choice with one sided reporting, that reflects their bias for Barack Obama. The American Press used to be the last bastion of truth. When special interests got out of hand, the press came to the rescue and exposed them to the public. Now, the press is the special interest with their own agenda.

    3. on July 23rd, 2008 11:53 am

      i’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again. a much better use of the nyt building would be as a combination soup kitchen and homeless shelter.

    4. Larry Garrison, MSM & Others Just Don’t Get It … You Are Never Supposed to be Part of the Story, You Report the Story | Scared Monkeys on November 15th, 2008 12:34 pm

      [...] up stories and in other cases not covering other stories so to protect one candidate over another, HERE, HERE and HERE.. The American people have come to realize that there is a bias in the media and [...]

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