Holy corrupted-media Batman! The News is Biased

As most of us know the New York Times represents the worst of the worst when it comes to reporting unfair and inaccurate stories. We know how they revel in endangering our military and our country by reporting illegally disclosed information on CIA prisons and plane routes. We have seen how they constantly beat the drum of America is wrong and America is evil. Any newspaper that refuses to print the “cartoon Muhammad” pictures because they wish not to incite hatred, yet constantly print the over-hyped Abu Ghraib photos for ideological reasons, is a newspaper not after the truth. That leads me to the latest report the NY Times has used to attack President Bush. They used a moving and horrific account of a hurricane Katrina victim, who was upset at the Government, to make a point about the Federal response to the disaster. Well, it turns out that the woman the Times used in the story was not even a victim of Hurricane Katrina but a con-artist trying to swindle the government. Woops!

NEW YORK- For the second time in less than a week, The New York Times today admitted to a serious error in a story. On Saturday it said it had misidentified a man featured in the iconic "hooded inmate" photograph from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Today it discloses that a woman it profiled on March 8 is not, in fact, a victim of Hurricane Katrina--and was arrested for fraud and grand larceny yesterday.As it did in the Abu Ghraib mistake, the Times ran an editors' note on page 2 of its front section, along with a lengthy news article (this time on the front page of Section B). Again mirroring the Abu Ghraib episode, the newspaper revealed a surprising and inexplicable lapse in fact-checking on the part of a reporter and/or editor.

I guess in their excitement to post an article that could damage the Administration they forgot to actually check to see if this woman was telling the truth. The lack of accuracy in the media seems to be more and more prevalent these days. CBS knowingly used phony National Guard documents in an attempt to help John Kerry win the ’04 election. CBS often uses manipulated opinion polls to assist the Democratic Party and to hurt the President. CNN anchors nearly cried when Bush won Florida in ’04 and they implied that Bush coordinates with Osama Bin Laden to put out tapes that threaten America. The CNN staff puts subliminal messages in their reporting as seen with the huge black X’s they flashed during a Dick Cheney speech. The New York Times prints a bogus story about Geraldo Rivera claiming that he pushed a Katrina rescue worker out of the way so he can get videoed helping an old lady to safety. And even when Fox News repeatedly aired the video disproving the newspaper’s slanderous attempt to attack Geraldo and Fox News, they refused to apologize. It took a week for them to actually correct the story. I have started to point out that these news outlets have become more like political activist groups then reporters of truth. We have to hope that one day newspapers like the New York Times will allow accuracy to trump their ideological quests to manipulate their audience. I doubt it though.
Hat Tip: RightWingRightMinded