December 18, 2007

Sad But True

The difference between the New York Times defense of Associated Press photographer/terrorist suspect Bilal Hussein and the John Edwards love child scandal in The National Enquirer is that there is little reason to suspect that predisposed biases may play a role in the Enquirer story.

The Times coverage of Hussein's incarceration—which like the eerily similar Associated Press coverage before it, skips over the fact that Hussein attempted to hide his identity after being captured, and tries to make the normal workings of the Iraqi justice system appear biased against Hussein—is hardly objective.

But then, we didn't expect it to be.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 18, 2007 09:43 PM

Serving up another portion of predisposed biases...The Other Fallujah Reporter


Merry Christmas and I sure have appreciated reading you this year.

Posted by: The Albatross at December 19, 2007 05:36 PM

What happened to your other Edwards article? I left a post this morning and left a Fox News article that stated Edwards was leading Iowa, now gone.......????? More editing....

Posted by: John at December 19, 2007 09:09 PM

Unfortunately, the National Inquirer has a greater record of accuracy than the New York Times.

Posted by: miriam at December 22, 2007 10:13 PM