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  •  Sadly, NY Times is still hedging its bets and (9+ / 0-)

    doing its best to present Murdoch in a sympathetic light on the front page.

    For all the good stories that might be INSIDE the paper, whether that story is buried or is front paged makes a BIG DIFFERENCE.

    Here is the topmost story in regards to Murdoch on the front page as of 3 am:

    Murdoch Faces Questions, but Gains Vocal Support
    By GRAHAM BOWLEY and MATT RICHTEL

    News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch received a bit of good news on a day when his company’s share prices dropped and several of his largest newspaper Web sites were hacked.

    http://www.nytimes.com/

    •  Of course it is (1+ / 0-)
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      all these Big American Newspapers--NYT, WaPo, WSJ--are all doing the craziest tap dance I've ever seen, in between bouts of waving around "This might possibly involve 9/11 victims".

      If we want to get to the bottom of this, we have to quit following their "leads". An investigation regarding 9/11 victims will put the kibbosh on Murdoch's ever coming to justice for what he and his minions--starting with Roger Ailes--wrought on our republic. Because 95% of it will be "classified", so it will all be done behind closed doors.

      Talk to our artists.

      REPEAL the Telecomm Act & REVIEW this decision. NO journalist should be fired because their boss can't have the truth told.

      by lunachickie on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 09:35:37 AM PDT

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      •  I think you've missed a lot (0+ / 0-)

        I've seen some excellent reporting from those, especially from NYT. If your beef has to do specifically with investigations into whether crimes were committed in the US, you should consider that … it's still being investigated. Early days yet, and all of that. There's no good reason for NYT to be splashing its front page right now with uncorroborated charges. That you're not seeing a lot of inches devoted to that does not mean that nobody is working on it.

        And i think it would be ridiculous to believe that nobody is.

        And i don't know why you bothered mentioning WSJ. You do realise it's owned by News Corp?

        All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

        by subtropolis on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 11:58:33 AM PDT

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        •  Not really (0+ / 0-)

          my basis rests on the notion that all these newspapers--owned by News Corp or not--have all lost their journalistic integrity.  

          The NYT lost it with Judith Miller. The WSJ lost it when they let Murdoch in, period. WaPo? I think they lost it when Gore Won Florida, if you catch my drift...

          So....should I simply assume that DoJ is talking to our artists, is that your ultimate point? Because IMO, this will dry up and blow away if it turns into a snipe hunt on behalf of "9/11 victims".

          REPEAL the Telecomm Act & REVIEW this decision. NO journalist should be fired because their boss can't have the truth told.

          by lunachickie on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 12:12:12 PM PDT

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    •  they are NOT fawning over him (1+ / 0-)
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      The NYT coverage of this epic scandal has not been kind to Murdoch at all. Indeed, it's been right up their with that of the Guardian's. And keep in mind that they're not some blog. They have a duty to publish what's actually happening in this scandal. Opinons belong on the editorial page, not page one above the fold.

      The example you posted (without a proper link, btw) certainy appears to fit the bill. If some people are supporting Murdoch then what's the big deal about them reporting it? For one thing, it allows them to show that they're being "fair and balanced" (heh) and not simply filling the front page with the likes of, "GREEDHEAD SCUMBAG'S CRISIS DEEPENS" in 60pt type.

      The other thing you might want to consider is that, as events continue to unfold and NEWS Corp's nightmare worsens (and, perhaps, even more shocking crimes are revealed), it will be interesting to see whether its supporters change their tune. I say let the media report to us who is standing by them.

      All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

      by subtropolis on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 11:51:38 AM PDT

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