Hasan Versus Loughner: The New York Times Has Jumped the Shark

No wonder the New York Times won’t renounce the Pulitzer Prize won by Walter Duranty for whitewashing the Holodomor on behalf of communism. When it comes to suppressing the truth in support of America’s enemies and telling lies to advance collectivist politics, Duranty’s crimes against journalism would still fit nicely with the editorial policy of the supposed “paper of record.”

When a Muslim radical killed 14 people at Fort Hood while screaming “Allah Akbar,” the Slimes absurdly pretended that the motive wasn’t obvious:

In the aftermath of this unforgivable attack, it will be important to avoid drawing prejudicial conclusions from the fact that Major Hasan is an American Muslim whose parents came from the Middle East.

President Obama was right when he told Americans, “we don’t know all the answers yet” and cautioned everyone against “jumping to conclusions.”

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…until investigations are complete, no one can begin to imagine what could possibly have motivated this latest appalling rampage.

But when a psychotic maniac kills for no comprehensible reason, the shady Gray Lady is less circumspect. From the next day’s editorial:

[I]t is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge.

Blood was still wet as the Times’s Paul Krugman specifically blamed Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, and Bill O’Reilly for the tragedy in an almost comically shameless attempt to milk it for political advantage. Rather than recoil in disgust from Krugman’s juvenile ravings, the Times republished them the next day.

Despite its pretentious aura of authority, it’s hard to believe that any liberal, no matter how devout, expects to obtain objective information from this publication.

On a tip from Ummah Gummah. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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