Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
July 24, 2003
POLITICS: Still Spinning

Just another day for the front page of the New York Times: an article on the recall in California quotes numerous Democrats griping about democracy "run amok," the difficulties of dealing with initiatives, and calling the recall supporters "right wing" before it gets to quoting a lone Republican, who is quoted describing himself as a "wacko." The article also quotes unnamed "experts" (presented without rebuttal) supporting the Lieutenant Governor's strange theory that he doesn't need to let the voters pick a replacement for Gray Davis but can just step in himself.

Then there's the front page article on the shooting at City Hall, which conspicuously omits the fact that the shooter and the victim were both Democrats. (The article also ignores the fact that both men -- as well as the hero cop who killed the assailant with five direct hits from 45 feet away -- were African-American, although I can't fault the Times for being color-blind for once).

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:32 AM | Politics 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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Hey, if they mentioned race in this case, they'd have Bob Herbert on their own pages castigating them for profiling.

Posted by: Ricky at July 25, 2003 8:40 AM
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