HELEN THOMAS AND THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Only the News We See Fit to Print”

THE GRAY LADY

The New York Times’s masthead logo, “All the News That’s Fit to Print” first appeared on the paper in 1896. It is time that logo was removed.

The “Helen Thomas -Jews go home” affair remained totally unreported by the Times for four days. The idea that the event was not instant news is unthinkable. Then could it be that the paper, for some reason considered it unfit to print? How can that be that possible for editors who deemed the reporting of classified anti-terrorism information as fit to print with coverage in depth. Slavish dedication to ideology is the answer, dedication to a cause to the point of self destruction if need be.

When the NYT was unable to ignore it any longer the headline was

“Reporter Retires After Words About Israel”

Their height of criticism for her anti-semitic remark was

Ms. Thomas’s tone became more opinionated in recent years after she moved from being a news reporter to being a columnist once she joined Hearst.

This is the paper that hired Jayson Bair and made him a star because he was politically correct. This is the paper that was forced to fire him when the peoples press exposed the young black journalist as a total fraud. This is the paper whose Pulitzer Prize winning Moscow bureau chief, Walter Duranty, wrote one glowing article after another declaring the virtues of Joseph Stalin and the success of Socialism in Russia. This is the paper many people the world over, trust more than any other. This is the paper they rely on for all the news they need to know.

Bob B

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