Bill Keller: True = False, But Better False Than Left or Right

By: Saturday March 26, 2011 4:18 pm

As you read Bill Keller’s latest exercise in public masturbation, keep in mind how the NYT long refused to correct its credulous and ultimately, factually false, reporting on James O’Keefe III’s ACORN videos (Update: here’s BradBlog’s coverage of their belated admission they were wrong). Now consider how Keller equates O’Keefe’s serial fabrications with Julian Assange’s [...]

NYT’s Selective Press Prosecution Outrage Doesn’t Include WikiLeaks

By: Saturday March 12, 2011 9:26 am

The stridence of the New York Times editorial page against the Turkish Erdogan government actions contrasted with the silence toward the domestic Obama government actions regarding WikiLeaks is telling.

Time to Reevaluate the Importance of Bradley Manning’s Alleged Leak?

By: Wednesday March 2, 2011 9:58 am

Back when WikiLeaks leaked the Collateral Murder video, I was agnostic about the value of the leak. Surely, exposing the cover-up of the killing of the Reuters journalists was important. But I thought the response focused too much on the soldiers who had been trained to respond the way they had, and too little on [...]

NYT: All the News That’s Fit to Authoritatively Quash

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 2:52 pm

There are a couple of funny things about NYT’s public editor Arthur Brisbane’s article approving the NYT’s decision to sit on news of Raymond Davis’ CIA affiliation. Check out whom he consults for guidelines on what the NYT should or shouldn’t publish. Bob Woodward, who wrote about secret operations in Pakistan in his recent book [...]

The NYT’s “Heads Up” Meeting with the FBI on Wikileaks

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 11:57 am

The NYT has a very long profile on their interactions with Wikileaks, about which I will have more to say. But I wanted to point to this meeting, which Bill Keller describes as the NYT’s effort to give the government a “heads up” on the diplomatic cables. Because of the range of the material and [...]

Did the US Issue a Prior Restraint Request to the NYT, Too?

By: Friday November 26, 2010 4:49 pm

Skdadl, who has been tweeting up a storm on the upcoming WikiLeaks dump, noted that the British government has issued D-notices regarding the upcoming dump, which is basically a non-binding request on editors to brief the government before doing a story. The news came to light in two Tweets from WikiLeaks one of which said, [...]

Bill Keller Suppresses American Tradition of Opposition to Torture

By: Saturday July 3, 2010 10:47 am

When asked by NYT’s own media reporter about the NYT’s refusal to use the word torture, Bill Keller could barely exert himself to say more than the official press statement. Here’s what the spokesperson gave to Michael Calderone. A spokesman told Yahoo! News that the paper “has written so much about the waterboarding issue that [...]

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