Stupid New York Times tricks (updated)
The New York Times has perfected the art of remaining strictly factual while conveying a misleading impression. The latest example comes from this Sunday article by Katharine Seelye, which claims that
"Back in 1992, the Bush Whitehouse deemed Oprah Winphrey's daytime talk show insufficiently serious for an incumbant president to visit."
That may be true of George Bush 41, to whom the article refers. But I distinctly recall that George W. Bush 43 went on Oprah's program during his 2000 campaign and even kissed Oprah when went out on stage. Here is a transcript of the visit, via CNN. The appearance even made the Internet Movie Data Base as a screen credit for the President.
(Jack Kemp is not the politician of the same name.)
John Schedler wrties:
A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.