Sunday, January 18, 2015

Times v Times


In my inbox from the New York Times

"Breaking News: President Obama Will Seek to Reduce Taxes for Middle Class"

And immediately following that email was this from the Washington Times (a right leaning newspaper):

"BREAKING NEWS-Obama's State of the Union speech to include $320B tax hike proposal"

Of course, both headlines are true and dishonest.

I clipped this from the NY Times a month or so ago. Notice how the Republicans blocked a bill to restrict NSA data collection, but the Senate voted to defeat a bill on the Keystone XL pipeline. Funny thing is, they were they same type of vote on a motion to allow the bill to proceed. And in the first, the Republicans (mostly) blocked the bill and on the second the Democrats (mostly) blocked the bill.

I look at these examples and see mostly dishonesty and it's another example why I'm highly skeptical of not only the headlines, but the body of any story I read in the popular press including the NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal etc. 


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