For the Record: Every 2nd Article on NYTimes Caucus is a Puff Piece

Waste of space #1:

John McCain likes things that go fast, as we know not only from his career as a Navy pilot, but also from his appearance at a motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota last month. So it was very much in keeping with that penchant that Mr. McCain, back on the campaign trail after a day away, turned up Sunday at the Sylvania 300, a Nascar event held here each September.

Waste of Space #2:

Many reporters who fill the rear of the plane watched Tina Fey’s portrayal of Ms. Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, but were left to muse about what Ms. Palin herself had thought of it — or whether she had watched it at all.

This, on a day where Krugman writes:

Will the U.S. financial system collapse today, or maybe over the next few days? I don’t think so — but I’m nowhere near certain. You see, Lehman Brothers, a major investment bank, is apparently about to go under. And nobody knows what will happen next.

The NYTimes reporters for the Caucus are neglecting their role in this election.

In covering this election cycle like we’re 52 weeks, rather than 52 days out from the election, they’re willfully surrendering their power, voice, dignity and responsibilities to the politicians who use them as an instrument to achieve and exploit their power.

See more wasted space at: The Caucus Blog

Updated: Comment Round-Up

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http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/mccain-appears-at-nascar-event/

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One response to “For the Record: Every 2nd Article on NYTimes Caucus is a Puff Piece

  1. Pingback: GOV Gap Slams NYTimes for lousy puff pieces.

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