Every bit as interesting is the question why the NYT embarked on the stories in the first place? If both are, in fact, enterprises why do the Times editors and reporters think it is in the public’s interest to reveal state secrets? Granted, the Times has a history of doing just that, but still…cui bono?
No one should be surprised about coverups in the administration or at the Times think Fast and Furious also the present publisher of the Times Sulzberger3 who made very clear when he assumed the mantle that the paper would support the agenda of the left in every section of theTimes.As I have long believed the Times motto All The News that is Fit to Tint.
Outstanding piece. Thank you.
“If my hunch is right, we’re not going to find out about it first by reading it in the New York Times.”
If my hunch is right, we’re also not going to find out about it first by reading it in the Washington Post or the Los Angeles Times or hearing it on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, NPR or PBS.
But what about the Wall Street Journal, you ask?
Ah, er, well, which division of the Journal? The editorial staff? Yup, they’d do it in a heartbeat.
The News staff? Depends on which reporter is working it – they’re left of center on average.
The Washington Bureau of the Journal?
You’ve got to be kidding. The Journal’s Washington Bureau is and has been a liberal bastion led by such well-known liberals as Al Hunt and Allan Murray and now Jerry Seib (who, even though he is liberal, is a must-read because his excellent analyses are original and balanced). And don’t forget the current Editor of the New York Times once worked in the Journal’s Washington Bureau.
So where are we going to read it first?
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I will read it first in The American Interest.
And when Obama received polling results shewing a low approval rating in security matters, he did exclaim: “Will no one rid me of this troublesome reputation?”