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September 5, 2007
The NYT's Hillary college days puff piece
There has been much laughter over the New York Times' flattering treatment of Hillary-the-Wellesly-student. Up to now, the paper seems to have focused its hagiographic biographical treatments more on Barack Obama than on Hillary. But in the wake of Obama's embarrassing public meltdowns over meeting with dictators in his first year in office and ruling out use of nuclear weapons, and his fall in the polls, the paper seems to be hedging its bets.
Steve Gilbert of Sweetness & Light gives the puff piece the treatment it deserves. As he notes, the paper continues to squander whatever residual credibility still adheres to it from the days of Pinch Sulzberger's ancestors.