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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Patterico Has The Hammer And Nails For The NY Times

You gotta love it, folks. The NY Times is already reeling from the drop in circulation and ad dollars, and they print stories like this one where they out-and-out lie about the issue at hand. It just goes to show that these jokers don't care whether or not they have a job in the next couple of years. They're content to continue running interference for buffoons like John Kerry.

And today they got nailed by one of the best in the blogosphere. Patrick Frey, AKA Patterico, is known for his axe-grinding on the LA Times. Today he switches shores to deliver one of the biggest blows to the NY Times that any blogger could have. He noticed the story above, and started reading it. When all was said and done, he observed that the Times blatantly lied about the Kerry snafu. After plugging his way through an ineptly-written story, he finally got to the point where the writer acknowledges the Kerry mistake:

Mr. Kerry’s prepared remarks to California students on Monday called for him to say, “Do you know where you end up if you don’t study, if you aren’t smart, if you’re intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush.” In his delivery, he dropped the word “us.”

Idiot woman, Kate Zernicke is, as she completely and totally omits the fact that not only did he drop the word "us" he also dropped identifying President Bush, at all. Remember that this is what he said:

You know, education — if you make the most of it, you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.

What Ms. Zernicke wants the readers of the times to believe is that this is the statement that Sen. Kerry made, only dropping the word "us" and nothing else:

Do you know where you end up if you don’t study, if you aren’t smart, if you’re intellectually lazy? You end up getting stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush.

Um, where's the "us" in that joke. I don't seem to see one there. And that is, supposedly, his prepared statement. Ms. Zernicke, do you know where the "us" went because it apparently was NEVER there to begin with. But that's not how she spins it. Pardon me here while I rant a little.

The Left doesn't seem to understand what intellectual honesty is at all. And this is why the dead-tree industry is dying even quicker. As a matter of fact if it were any more dead than it is, it'sd be a fire hazard in California right now. It'd be kindling in Northern Arizona. And they just keepmoving forward, content that the world they see is the same one everyone else will when they finish reading their worthless rag of cage liner.

What they also don't get is that there's an army on the 'Net that is kicking the ever-living snot out of them daily. And they have no way to answer them. They lack a will to fight them, or to even change their ways. They are like the soviet Union in the late eighties--so dead set in their ways that they'll achieve victory that they don't even see that their world is falling apart around them.

Adapt or die is the way the world works right now, and the Times has obviously opted for the slow death spiral they're on. It's pathetic that the editors at the Times don't even have the God-given common sense to catch an outright lie in the middle of a news story. And if the claim is that it's not a lie, based on the senator's prepared statements (which still is missing the elusive "us" that Ms. Zernicke claims was the only word dropped from the delivery) then she can't deny a personal bias in running interference and damage tcontrol to a man who ought to know better. He made enough gaffes in 2004, and he keeps making them.

Instead of covering up for him, and lying for him, maybe Ms. Zernicke should have taken the the Don Imus approach and told Kerry to stop it. But she opted to play blocker for him, and now she's being run over by bloggers. Way to go, Ms. Zernicke. Reporters like you at the Times always give us the best stuff to slap you around with.

Publius II


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I counted four "explanations" for Kerry's statement: . 1) Meant Bush, 2) Joke, 3) meant Iraq and 4) didn't mean it. His written apology on his web site web only added insult to injury. We have no idea who penned it. The troops aren't buying it. This isn't the first time he spoke about the troops. Remember his lies under oath? For the good of the country he should go home to France and we never hear from the lying craven coward again. Rawriter

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