NYT backs away from Obama party line on death panels

Thomas Lifson
Uncritical acceptance of Obama propaganda on "false rumors" has its limits, even at the New York Times. Tom Maguire of Just One Minute spotted the tactical retreat yesterday. Compare this headline from August 13

False ‘Death Panel' Rumor Has Some Familiar Roots

To this one yesterday:

A Basis Is Seen for Some Health Plan Fears Among the Elderly

The earlier Obama party line story, unsurprisingly, was co-authored by Jim Rutenberg, whose sorry record at the Times speaks for itself. The second story, acknowledging the factual basis of fears, was written by the much more reasonable Robert Pear.

Mickey Kaus quips: "Next thing you know, the NYTers will be grabbing the mike at town halls. ..."
Uncritical acceptance of Obama propaganda on "false rumors" has its limits, even at the New York Times. Tom Maguire of Just One Minute spotted the tactical retreat yesterday. Compare this headline from August 13

False ‘Death Panel' Rumor Has Some Familiar Roots

To this one yesterday:

A Basis Is Seen for Some Health Plan Fears Among the Elderly

The earlier Obama party line story, unsurprisingly, was co-authored by Jim Rutenberg, whose sorry record at the Times speaks for itself. The second story, acknowledging the factual basis of fears, was written by the much more reasonable Robert Pear.

Mickey Kaus quips: "Next thing you know, the NYTers will be grabbing the mike at town halls. ..."