NYT's Keller uses Spitzmas story to justify recent McCain smear
Attention Times: Stick to the News!
By Mark Kilmer Posted in Eliot Spitzer | John McCain | Liberals | new york times — Comments (6) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, is trying to use his paper's Spitzmas story to lend credence to its recent John McCain contrivance:
"[A] day after Spitzer resigned in disgrace following the Times' revelations that he had frequented a high-priced hooker ring on several occasions, Keller, in a phone interview with E&P, clearly saw some room to boast.
"It certainly has had the same volume of reaction, sometimes a good story is just a good story," he said about comparisons to the McCain report. "We certainly took our share of heat on the McCain story. The McCain story is one that I am still proud of and stand by."
The McCain piece turned out to be an empty attack, inference and innuendo rather than news, while the Spitzer piece blew the lid off a personal and political fraud. You cannot use a recent success to justify past idiocy. But I can just image Pinch and Keller printing whatever garbage they want, and when they're called on it, insisting: "Well, remember, we broke the Spitzer story!"
This would be fine if time Old, Gray, Drunk Lady would stick to reporting the news, leaving the political opinion to their editorial page.