NYT covers for the Kennedys

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A New York Times editorial refuses to "Name Names"  The imperium that runs the Grey Lady Times again shows its stripes (they are blue and yellow). A Times editorial, "Sneak Attack on Cape Wind" bemoans the fact that a group called

'the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound — which includes ordinary folk but is bankrolled by some very rich people with very nice views — has spent large sums lobbying against the project'

and have apparently derailed development of a wind powered electricity generation facility off the coast of Cape Cod.

While disparaging these efforts they choose not to name the Democratic names that are behind efforts to kill the project. One family — a name quite well—known to Americans — has been in the forefront of marshalling forces to oppose the project: the Kennedy family.

Anyone  remotely familiar with the controversy would be aware of their involvement. Senator Edward Kennedy has openly opposed the project, wrote an editorial in the Cape Cod Times against it   and has managed to corral other Massachusetts Democrats to join forces with him  (for example, Democratic Congressman Delahunt).

Perhaps the geniuses who run the New York Times editorial page are lacking in memory. Robert Kennedy Junior wrote an op—ed just a few months ago in their paper (Dec16, 2005)  that tried to justify his opposition to the wind farm (hypocritically, since he takes great pride in being an environmental activist — except when the environmental project might mar the views from the family compound).
 
What name does the Times manage to mention? That of Republican Senator Don Young of Alaska. The way the Senate works, for all we know, Kennedy traded future favors to Young to get him to oppose the project.
 
So the Times ignores the obvious and early opponents — the Kennedy family (royalty in the Democratic Party) and instead names one Republican Senator as if he were the person responsible for derailing the project.

The Ministry of Truth —all the News it chooses to print.
 
Ed Lasky   2 28 06

A New York Times editorial refuses to "Name Names"  The imperium that runs the Grey Lady Times again shows its stripes (they are blue and yellow). A Times editorial, "Sneak Attack on Cape Wind" bemoans the fact that a group called

'the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound — which includes ordinary folk but is bankrolled by some very rich people with very nice views — has spent large sums lobbying against the project'

and have apparently derailed development of a wind powered electricity generation facility off the coast of Cape Cod.

While disparaging these efforts they choose not to name the Democratic names that are behind efforts to kill the project. One family — a name quite well—known to Americans — has been in the forefront of marshalling forces to oppose the project: the Kennedy family.

Anyone  remotely familiar with the controversy would be aware of their involvement. Senator Edward Kennedy has openly opposed the project, wrote an editorial in the Cape Cod Times against it   and has managed to corral other Massachusetts Democrats to join forces with him  (for example, Democratic Congressman Delahunt).

Perhaps the geniuses who run the New York Times editorial page are lacking in memory. Robert Kennedy Junior wrote an op—ed just a few months ago in their paper (Dec16, 2005)  that tried to justify his opposition to the wind farm (hypocritically, since he takes great pride in being an environmental activist — except when the environmental project might mar the views from the family compound).
 
What name does the Times manage to mention? That of Republican Senator Don Young of Alaska. The way the Senate works, for all we know, Kennedy traded future favors to Young to get him to oppose the project.
 
So the Times ignores the obvious and early opponents — the Kennedy family (royalty in the Democratic Party) and instead names one Republican Senator as if he were the person responsible for derailing the project.

The Ministry of Truth —all the News it chooses to print.
 
Ed Lasky   2 28 06