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(NYPost)   Death notice that ran in The New York Times by retired stockbroker reveals his love of family, country, finance, skiing, opera, ballet and biking in Central Park, love of all NYC... and hatred for the Gray Lady   (nypost.com) divider line 25
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2013-02-27 10:33:42 AM
"I don't think he can hear you sir."
 
2013-02-27 10:38:26 AM
Can't the Wing Nuts see what is plain as day:  the NYT is an extraordinarily good newspaper.  Anyone can legitimately take issue with its Editorial Page, which is decidedly left of center, but its news coverage is excellent and genuinely fair.  Those who think the paper is some off kilter liberal rag are blind or stupid.

/No offense, of course, to the deceased.  His son's comments about his sitting in heaven enjoying the attention were excellent.
 
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2013-02-27 10:44:13 AM
everyones an anti semite.

jerry!.....HELLO!!!
 
2013-02-27 10:44:16 AM
So the Times ran a paid obituary notice for someone who hated the Times. I'll read that again: The deceased's family paid the Times to run an obituary that said he hated the Times.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't think the joke is on the Times here.
 
2013-02-27 10:52:28 AM
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2013-02-27 10:54:51 AM

Hilarity_N_Sues: So the Times ran a paid obituary notice for someone who hated the Times. I'll read that again: The deceased's family paid the Times to run an obituary that said he hated the Times.

Maybe it's just me, but I don't think the joke is on the Times here.


Well, I'm laughing. At them, not him.
 
2013-02-27 10:58:42 AM
But not the Post! Everything they print is gold.
 
2013-02-27 10:59:04 AM

IkonOlator: its news coverage is excellent and genuinely fair.


As has been said many times before, truth has a liberal bias.
 
2013-02-27 11:29:39 AM
The Times takes heat from both sides for it's mid east coverage.  That probably means they're accurate and don't bend the news to fit a preconceived notion that what is, is somehow different than what should be.

An Israeli born Hagannah fighter is going to see any constructive criticism as unfair and some supporters of a Palestinian state are going to see any news which implicitly acknowledges Israel as a legitimate nation as likewise unfair.  Let alone that many people think Hagannah were terrorists anyway.  Freedom Fighter vs. Terrorist, it depends on which side you're on.
 
2013-02-27 11:35:49 AM

IkonOlator: "the NYT is an extraordinarily good newspaper.  Anyone can legitimately take issue with its Editorial Page, which is decidedly left of center, but its news coverage is excellent and genuinely fair."



Forget politics for a second.

Earlier this month, the NYT ran a hard-hitting, front-page, above-the-fold "article" about ADHD medication. To bring their readers "all the news that's fit to print" about drugs that are prescribed to adults with the disorder, they sensationally titled this  multi-page hit piece "Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions" (cue "Jaws" theme), and based their story on a sample of exactly ONE patient, who presented the most egregious, non-representative case of off-label abuse of prescription medication that they could find.

Cherry-picking, you say? The Times had had done much the same thing one year before, in that case serving as the voluntary mouthpiece for one highly non-representative academician.

You may like the Times' "news coverage", but it is neither excellent nor fair. They're not in the news coverage business - they're in the crusade business.
 
2013-02-27 11:51:55 AM

Krieghund: IkonOlator: its news coverage is excellent and genuinely fair.

As has been said many times before, truth has a liberal bias.


Also, If you keep repeating a lie enough times eventually someone will believe it.
 
2013-02-27 12:05:20 PM
susler: "Freedom Fighter vs. Terrorist, it depends on which side you're on."


Not really. It depends on whether the "freedom" they're fighting for is actually freedom.

In the middle east, it's a pretty easy objective analysis. Over the same time period, the Haganah (and their predecessors) and the PLO (and their predecessors) both carried out a number of paramilitary operations. The difference is, the goal of one was to build a free state with an open society (which they were doing while fighting), while the goal of the other was to resist the building of such a state. Since 2005 -- that's almost a decade now -- "Freedom Fighters" in Gaza really haven't had much to fight against; they have been largely free to fight for actual freedom to their hearts' content. What's the level of freedom -- I mean,  within their own society -- in Gaza today?

Here's what "Freedom Fighter vs. Terrorist" really comes down to: If, while fighting for freedom, you are also WORKING for freedom, you have a shot at the "freedom fighter" title. If  all you do is fight, then you're not fighting for freedom - you are a terrorist.
 
2013-02-27 01:06:14 PM

Krieghund: IkonOlator: its news coverage is excellent and genuinely fair.

As has been said many times before, truth what I believe to be true, has a liberal bias.



/FTFY
 
2013-02-27 01:08:41 PM
If that is not a self serving article I do not know what is LMAO. In other news, Republicans do not like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton but do like Paul Ryan. LMAO (again)
 
2013-02-27 02:01:31 PM
spmkk:
 What's the level of freedom -- I mean,  within their own society -- in Gaza today?

 Are you *really* blaming the Palestinians? I mean, really? You don't know anything about the situation in Palestine, do you? Keep gobbling up and regurgitating the propaganda, lol.
 
2013-02-27 02:38:51 PM
She does not answer to that name!
 
2013-02-27 03:17:11 PM
How did a terrorist like him get American citizenship? He belonged in GITMO.
 
2013-02-27 03:36:55 PM

spmkk: IkonOlator: "the NYT is an extraordinarily good newspaper.  Anyone can legitimately take issue with its Editorial Page, which is decidedly left of center, but its news coverage is excellent and genuinely fair."


Forget politics for a second.

Earlier this month, the NYT ran a hard-hitting, front-page, above-the-fold "article" about ADHD medication. To bring their readers "all the news that's fit to print" about drugs that are prescribed to adults with the disorder, they sensationally titled this  multi-page hit piece "Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions" (cue "Jaws" theme), and based their story on a sample of exactly ONE patient, who presented the most egregious, non-representative case of off-label abuse of prescription medication that they could find.

Cherry-picking, you say? The Times had had done much the same thing one year before, in that case serving as the voluntary mouthpiece for one highly non-representative academician.

You may like the Times' "news coverage", but it is neither excellent nor fair. They're not in the news coverage business - they're in the  crusade entertatinment business.


FTFY
 
2013-02-27 04:41:48 PM

susler: The Times takes heat from both sides for it's mid east coverage.  That probably means they're accurate and don't bend the news to fit a preconceived notion that what is, is somehow different than what should be.

An Israeli born Hagannah fighter is going to see any constructive criticism as unfair and some supporters of a Palestinian state are going to see any news which implicitly acknowledges Israel as a legitimate nation as likewise unfair.  Let alone that many people think Hagannah were terrorists anyway.  Freedom Fighter vs. Terrorist, it depends on which side you're on.


I usually mentally sub the word Terrorist when I see Hagannah.
But hey  I guess if we can forgive Shinn Fien for killing Brits during the troubles I guess we can forgive them.
 
2013-02-27 05:08:10 PM

spmkk: You may like the Times' "news coverage", but it is neither excellent nor fair. They're not in the news coverage business - they're in the crusade business.


Nonsense.  With regard to the ADHD feature article you so bemoan, the NYT did not "base[] their story on a sample of exactly ONE patient."  Rather, the story certainly featured one patient but the writer clearly did more work than just look at one patient:  "Almost every one of more than 40 A.D.H.D. experts interviewed for this article said that worst-case scenarios like Richard Fee's can occur with any medication..."

I expected cherry picking from the FOX crowd, not from the ADHD pro-stimulant crowd, but I was unaware of your crowd.  And yes, I know that stimulants can greatly help some folks, but there is evidence of over-diagnosis of ADHD and over-prescribing of such drugs.

And is accusing the paper of being in the crusade business for publishing two articles on an issues near and dear to your heart really fair?  You don't actually read the NYT regularly do you?
 
2013-02-27 05:15:22 PM

Another Government Employee: You may like the Times' "news coverage", but it is neither excellent nor fair. They're not in the news coverage business - they're in the crusade entertatinment business.


Well, to be cynical, and perhaps accurate, the business that any media business is in is gathering readers / viewers / eyeballs so as to be able to sell advertising.  Organizations like the NYT do that with unbiased broad coverage that people want to read.  Organizations like Foxs News do that by putting Wing Nut blowhards on the air.  Organizations like Nickelodeon do that by putting on children's programming and then trying to sell them on the wonders of My Little Pony or Lego, or Lunchables or Incredibly Sweet Incredibly High Sugared Factory Produced Foods that Kids Crave, or whatever the heck it is that advertisers advertize on children's TV.   (I'm just guessing here; I don't know the Nickelodeon demographic or what commercials are on).  Just because media businesses sell advertising does not mean that they can't also be fair... Indeed, the public sees the advertising they accept, giving us every opportunity to criticize news coverage if appropriate.
 
2013-02-27 05:17:01 PM

IkonOlator: Can't the Wing Nuts see what is plain as day:  the NYT is an extraordinarily good newspaper.  Anyone can legitimately take issue with its Editorial Page, which is decidedly left of center, but its news coverage is excellent and genuinely fair.  Those who think the paper is some off kilter liberal rag are blind or stupid.

/No offense, of course, to the deceased.  His son's comments about his sitting in heaven enjoying the attention were excellent.


It's one of the last proper newspapers. Most of the others are just propaganda outlets for their owners.
 
2013-02-27 06:21:40 PM
Who hates Nantucket?
 
2013-02-27 06:45:14 PM

spmkk: IkonOlator: "the NYT is an extraordinarily good newspaper.  Anyone can legitimately take issue with its Editorial Page, which is decidedly left of center, but its news coverage is excellent and genuinely fair."


Forget politics for a second.

Earlier this month, the NYT ran a hard-hitting, front-page, above-the-fold "article" about ADHD medication. To bring their readers "all the news that's fit to print" about drugs that are prescribed to adults with the disorder, they sensationally titled this  multi-page hit piece "Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions" (cue "Jaws" theme), and based their story on a sample of exactly ONE patient, who presented the most egregious, non-representative case of off-label abuse of prescription medication that they could find.

Cherry-picking, you say? The Times had had done much the same thing one year before, in that case serving as the voluntary mouthpiece for one highly non-representative academician.

You may like the Times' "news coverage", but it is neither excellent nor fair. They're not in the news coverage business - they're in the crusade business.


And there is a huge problem with abuses of ADHD medication. I don't see the problem.
 
2013-02-28 06:17:09 PM
Yes, it's so imbalanced; not like Der Murdocher Beobacter
 
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