Friday, January 13, 2012

That is the latest Glen Greenwald post. I think he makes good basic points about the media here. He uses the recent Arthur Brisbane article to launch into a discussion about media stenography in general. Brisbane asked his readers if the New York Times should start calling out lies. (He doesn't use that word though.)

One thing I don't understand about the discussion is why no one seems to be bringing up Al Gore. I'm sure someone must be but none of my regular reads are doing so. The Times and the press in general didn't have any problem calling Al Gore's statements out as lies. Even when they had to alter the statements in question to make them untrue. So really its just Republican lies that receive such deference. Paul Kruman recently wondered if Mitt Romney says anything true in his stump speech
Of course that is confined to his blog and not appearing in the Times proper.


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