“All the news [for Hillary Clinton and against Bernie Sanders] that’s fit to print”

Posted: 21 August 2015 in Uncategorized
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Back in 2008, the New York Times endorsed Hillary Clinton (over Barack Obama and Jonathan Edwards) in the Democratic primary in an editorial.

These days, the New York Times is continuing its endorsement of Clinton—but on the news pages.

Consider the difference in coverage. Clinton gets a straightforward article on how “she would ‘fight’ back against Republicans, ‘fight’ climate change, ‘fight’ to ‘strengthen America’s families’ and ‘fight’ to ‘harness all of America’s power’.”

Meanwhile, Sanders gets a snide article on his call for a “political revolution of 2015,” which follows on the earlier article (which can only be described as a hatchet job) on how Sanders’s “revolutionary roots were nurtured in in ’60s Vermont.”

Readers can take a look at the articles and let me know if they agree.

My view is, it’s tough enough for a socialist to run for political office in the United States (in contrast to many other “developed” nations). The least we can hope for is balanced coverage of the political campaign in one of the leading newspapers in the country.

Comments
  1. ergozen says:

    Reblogged this on american zen and commented:
    Voting for the Clinton Clan would like a vote for Caligula in Roman times…okay, maybe not that bad, but STILL! Go Bernie!

  2. Dr. Lapin says:

    Wait. Really? “The least we can hope for is balanced coverage of the political campaign in one of the leading newspapers in the country.” David, I love you, and your blog is the sickest, but, obviously, such is not the least we can hope for, but rather more than the most we can hope for. I mean, I’m just sayin’.

    — From the jungle of La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

  3. Mark Alexander says:

    It’s just as bad or maybe even worse on NPR. When they get Cokie Roberts on there, she gives free ads for Clinton, including little snippets from Clinton’s TV commercials.

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