NYT house of mirrors

Russ Smith reports in the New York Press that New York Times writer Alison Leigh Cowan topped even fellow Times writer Adam Nogourney in giving a warped and distorted picture of the truth in 2006 election "reporting." Here are examples of events as reported and distorted via the Times' politically correct Fun House of Mirrors.

Meanwhile, The New York Times is leaving nothing to chance, giving its reporters free reign to print Democratic propaganda that might, in a private moment, cause even Chuck Schumer to blush. Adam Nagourney, one of the paper's chief political correspondents, wrote a whopper on Oct. 16, claiming that the GOP has given up on GOP incumbent Mike DeWine's chances of retaining his Ohio seat. Jay Cost, on the same day at realclearpolitics.com, tore apart Nagourney's story, and with good reason. Here's the 'objective' reporter's first paragraph: 'Senior Republican leaders have concluded that Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio, a pivotal state in this year's fierce midterm election battles, is likely to be heading for defeat and are moving to reduce financial support for his race and divert party money to other embattled Republican senators, party officials said.'

Claiming that these unnamed officials have 'effectively writ[ten] off' DeWine, based on 'internal Republican polls'—no numbers are offered, and the published polls in that race, for those who aren't privy, like Nagourney, to secret data, show that election as very close, but what the heck. Later in the story, Nagourney writes, 'Mr. DeWine has proved to be a successful fund—raiser on his own, and, with $4.5 million on hand, already enjoys a large financial advantage over his Democratic opponent, Representative Sherwood Brown; he is not dependent on financial support to keep campaigning.'

Jack Kemp (not the politician)  10 18 06

Russ Smith reports in the New York Press that New York Times writer Alison Leigh Cowan topped even fellow Times writer Adam Nogourney in giving a warped and distorted picture of the truth in 2006 election "reporting." Here are examples of events as reported and distorted via the Times' politically correct Fun House of Mirrors.

Meanwhile, The New York Times is leaving nothing to chance, giving its reporters free reign to print Democratic propaganda that might, in a private moment, cause even Chuck Schumer to blush. Adam Nagourney, one of the paper's chief political correspondents, wrote a whopper on Oct. 16, claiming that the GOP has given up on GOP incumbent Mike DeWine's chances of retaining his Ohio seat. Jay Cost, on the same day at realclearpolitics.com, tore apart Nagourney's story, and with good reason. Here's the 'objective' reporter's first paragraph: 'Senior Republican leaders have concluded that Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio, a pivotal state in this year's fierce midterm election battles, is likely to be heading for defeat and are moving to reduce financial support for his race and divert party money to other embattled Republican senators, party officials said.'

Claiming that these unnamed officials have 'effectively writ[ten] off' DeWine, based on 'internal Republican polls'—no numbers are offered, and the published polls in that race, for those who aren't privy, like Nagourney, to secret data, show that election as very close, but what the heck. Later in the story, Nagourney writes, 'Mr. DeWine has proved to be a successful fund—raiser on his own, and, with $4.5 million on hand, already enjoys a large financial advantage over his Democratic opponent, Representative Sherwood Brown; he is not dependent on financial support to keep campaigning.'

Jack Kemp (not the politician)  10 18 06