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  •  What is truth? (2+ / 0-)
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    Garrett, Bionic

    According to the New York Times, it is whatever the reader makes up his mind to believe. Therefore, the New York Times is absolved of any responsibility to publish the truth because this may put them at odds with their readers and tarnish their reputation of "balance" and "objectivity."

    So, if the Administration says waterboarding isn't torture, and years of history, laws, and traditions say the opposite, the New York Times cannot come down on the side of history, laws, and traditions. That would be taking sides and not allowing the reader to simply believe whatever the Administration says.

    THAT, my friends, is what modern newspapering is all about: writing stuff down and saying nothing.

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