Grey Lady Spiked Election “Game Changing” Story
All the Leftist news that they don’t seem fit to print: ‘New York Times’ Spiked Obama Donor Story
A lawyer involved with legal action against Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) told a House Judiciary subcommittee on March 19 The New York Times had killed a story in October that would have shown a close link between ACORN, Project Vote and the Obama campaign because it would have been a “a game changer.”
Heather Heidelbaugh, who represented the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee in the lawsuit against the group, recounted for the ommittee what she had been told by a former ACORN worker who had worked in the group’s Washington, D.C. office. The former worker, Anita Moncrief, told Ms. Heidelbaugh last October, during the state committee’s litigation against ACORN, she had been a “confidential informant for several months to The New York Times reporter, Stephanie Strom.”
More details in the story, but, is anyone surprised? Now, we do have to take this with a slight grain of salt, since it is basically Heidelbaugh’s word versus a NY Times that refused to respond to provide clarity, and we all know how honest ACORN has been. But, it wouldn’t be surprising, would it? We all know how liberal papers tend to operate.
Consider the “we’re just wondering” stories about McCain. They “just wondered” if McCain was eligible to be president, whether he had an affair, and whether his cancer could return. They didn’t “just wonder” if Obama’s smoking could be a problem (strange, since the Times is so anti-Big Tobacco,) there was no interest in a reported affair by Obama, no interest in John Edwards’ purported affair that resulted in a baby, no “just wondering” story about Obama’s birth certificate, no investigation of Obama at all. Their journalistic ethics went out the window. And, let’s not forget
“The New York Times keeps going over the line in every single campaign and last year was the worst, easily,” said Mal Kline of the American Journalism Center. “They would ignore real questions worth examining about Obama, the questions about Bill Ayers or about how he got his house. Then on the other side they would try to manufacture scandals.”
Mr. Kline mentioned Gov. Sarah Palin was cleared by investigators of improperly firing an Alaska State Trooper, but went unnoticed by The Times.
Is there anyone who thinks that an Obama who was actually vetted by the media would be president today? Might that 8 million person lead have blown away like a fa……. um, leaf on the wind?
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