L.A. Times With Egg on Their Face

November 20, 2009

L.A. Times Columnist Uncritically Quoted Star of Latest ACORN Video

How can we trust a “news” organization that simply chooses the narrative that they wish to believe?  And when they are proven SO wrong will they come clean?


L.A. Times is covering for ACORN

October 24, 2009

How can we trust the press when they do things like this?  Just report the news of corruption wherever it occurs and stop covering for just one party.

The LA Times Ethics “Problem”

October 30, 2008

In yet another demonstration of brazen MSM bias, the LA Times refuses to report the news in their very possession while no one has any doubt that they would act in a heartbeat if the roles were reversed..

By contrast, the mainstream media want the right to mislead you, to provide you with a woefully incomplete record, but to deprive you of clarifying information even when it is readily at their disposal. You just have to take their word for what happened, and never you mind the details.

Are you comfortable taking the Obamedia’s word for it? Or do you think you ought to have a look at what Los Angeles Times has unilaterally decided not to show you?

The time for a newspaper to start worrying about journalistic ethics is when it publishes the story, not six months later when, in the stretch run of a crucial election, it gets called on an obviously incomplete report. Ethics, furthermore, are about fair and honest treatment. If the videotape at issue involved John McCain rubbing elbows with radicals or the CIA trying to protect national defense secrets, the Times would publish it and revel in the inevitable Pulitzer for its “courage” in doing so.

Let’s see the tape … or at least a transcript.

via The Los Angeles Times’s Strange Notion of Journalistic Ethics by Andrew C. McCarthy on National Review Online

LA Times reporting only what fits their narrative

October 7, 2008

L.A. Times Cuts Out McCain’s Remarks About Economy, Then Quotes Barack Obama Saying McCain is Scared to Talk About the Economy

via Patterico’s Pontifications

L.A. Times Finally Admits that the President Can Fire the SEC Chair After All

October 5, 2008

It seems McCain was right:

It turns out that the President can indeed fire the Chair of the SEC after all.

via Patterico’s Pontifications

From the comments:

I have a question for you: Who in hell cares?

Everyone should care — if they care about the impact that the media has on this election.

The L.A. Times, New York Times, Toronto Star, McClatchy newspapers, Huffington Post, Jake Tapper of ABC, and a host of others “reported” that McCain couldn’t fire the SEC chair.

Turns out he could.

You can say you don’t care that the entire frigging media world screwed up a basic fact in attacking McCain. But I do. It demonstrates why people need to think for themselves and not just accept what the media says — even if it’s being repeated by outlets across the country.

Hell, even McCain ended up caving. He had been right — but you can’t fight the media when they’re all saying the same thing.