What Was That About Pots and Kettles?

Richard N. Weltz
From an editorial in this morning's New York Times:
Now, Mr. Murdoch has bought one of the greatest newspapers in the world, with one of the most sophisticated readerships in the world. Those readers, and all of us who care about journalism, will be watching for any sign that news coverage is being slanted to curry political or economic favor.
Is there an implication that the Times's readers are not "sophisticated" or "care about journalism" enough to have noticed how Pinch Sulzberger has turned that paper's columns into a house organ for the left wing of the Democratic Party?

Come to think of it, though, the invidious comment is not so surprising for a paper which carries in the same edition (count them) one, two, three "news" articles trashing Murdoch and the Dow Jones deal itself, as well as charging his Fox News with political favoritism.


(1)  http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/business/media/02deal.html


(2) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/business/media/02journal.html


(3) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/us/politics/02FOX.html
From an editorial in this morning's New York Times:
Now, Mr. Murdoch has bought one of the greatest newspapers in the world, with one of the most sophisticated readerships in the world. Those readers, and all of us who care about journalism, will be watching for any sign that news coverage is being slanted to curry political or economic favor.
Is there an implication that the Times's readers are not "sophisticated" or "care about journalism" enough to have noticed how Pinch Sulzberger has turned that paper's columns into a house organ for the left wing of the Democratic Party?

Come to think of it, though, the invidious comment is not so surprising for a paper which carries in the same edition (count them) one, two, three "news" articles trashing Murdoch and the Dow Jones deal itself, as well as charging his Fox News with political favoritism.


(1)  http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/business/media/02deal.html


(2) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/business/media/02journal.html


(3) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/us/politics/02FOX.html