The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Saturday, November 13, 2004

NYT tries to improve its reputation.

This is a revealing article from Slate. The Times is hoping to improve "its accuracy and trustworthiness," by forming a committee on the problem (the article contains the complete text of an internal memo that was leaked this week). This could be a sign that the media is finally trying to re-establish its street cred. The Times is seen by the right as a liberal rag. But increasingly, it's seen by the left as a joke. That's true of CNN as well, but the cable networks still seem to be hewing to the right in order to woo Fox viewers.

Write letters. Cancel subscriptions. The Democrats aren't going to get anywhere if the press keeps dumping on our candidates in the name of 'objectivity,' which has become synonymous with pandering to the GOP.