Investor's Business Daily
June 17, 2011
Media: No wonder last week's frenzy over Sarah Palin's old emails went as fast as it came. Not only did it turn out to be the nonstory of the year. It gave objective journalism one of its biggest black eyes yet.
We don't remember anything quite like it. The state of Alaska was releasing more than 24,000 — or 300 pounds' worth — of emails that Palin wrote during her years as governor (2006 to 2009). The documents were a matter of public record, we were told, because Palin often used personal emails to cover state business. Whatever the case, the New York Times was beside itself.
The Times has done this so often that this latest "media colonoscopy," as Palin supporters describe it, is just another day at the office. How many times through the years has the "newspaper of record" stepped in to destroy some person or undermine some effort that could have been good for the country?
Bleiberg told O'Neil one more thing: that at the end of World War II, the USSR planted two agents in the New York Times — and they were still there in 1983, in upper management.
Did the USSR really do that? We can't be sure. But it certainly would explain a lot, wouldn't it?
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