Not that there’s anything wrong with that….

There’s nothing wrong with a newspaper being partisan.  There is something wrong, though, with a partisan newspaper pretending that it has no ideological bias.  Now that the New York Times has refused to endorse any Republicans in the upcoming election — a first in more than 30 years — do you think it might be willing to admit that it writes with and for a certain point of view?

Hat tip:  Drudge

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  1. Ymarsakar says

    Honesty is hard to achieve, and easy to lie about.

    Keller says that if the Left hates them and the Right criticisms them, then this means he is STRAIGHT Down the Middle.

    Bias is something independent of polls and statistics. It is a personal human trait, and as such, is derived from fundamental principles and beliefs. Keller doesn’t know this becaues he spent most of his time in journalism school on current events instead of Greek philosophy and logic.

  2. BigAL says

    Good for the NYTimes. I would hardly call the current Republicans in Washington “conservative”.

    Maybe if they get back to traditional conservative values of small government, less spending, pro-habeus corpus, pro-constitution, less government intrusion into the personal lives of Americans,etc… maybe then they’ll deserve to be endorsed by anyone.
    As it stands right now, they are giving a bad name to what it means to be conservative. The sad part is that they abandoned their conservative values by jumping on the Bush-Cheney train instead of jumping on the Conservative-Ideals-Logic train. Only real Republican conservatives like Lincoln Chafee deserve to be endorsed by anyone. Chafee supports the Conservative-Ideas-Logic train rather than just blindly following the leadership of the President—George W. Bush, who continues prove to be a bigger idiot than anyone ever thought. Even Barbara Bush always thought Jeb would be the most successful out of her sons. As for HW, I’m sure he assumed his own son would at least consider his advice.

    The biggest proof is in the way most of the Republican candidates are running away from Bush —they don’t want to be seen with the guy–they don’t want him to mess up their campaigns like he has messed everything else up.

    Wow, what a sad state of affairs for this Republican party.
    Regardless of whether they win or lose, it is a sad state of affairs for this party. And it is not conservative.

  3. T.S. says

    Maybe if they get back to traditional conservative values of small government, less spending, pro-habeus corpus, pro-constitution, less government intrusion into the personal lives of Americans,etc… maybe then they’ll deserve to be endorsed by anyone.- Big Al

    Wouldn’t that be lovely? Unfortunately, traditional conservative values are now considered “leftist” and autoritarianism is the name of the game.

    Ever take this test?

    http://www.politicalcompass.org/

    It’s fascinating to see where George W. Bush fits in.

  4. jg says

    “The biggest proof is in the way most of the Republican candidates are running away from Bush —they don’t want to be seen with the guy–they don’t want him to mess up their campaigns like he has messed everything else up.”

    Hey, BIG A, WHO wants to be seen with a Congressional candidate? I don’t. Losers, especially the Dems.

    If they don’t have the guts (you don’t) to support the fight against the enemy, let ‘em crawl.

    You haven’t mentioned war in this post. Let me remind you.
    No one, I suspect, worried about FDR’s fiscal policies during WWII. It was wartime. You are fat and safe from Bush’s policies and look down your nose today in similar circumstances.

    Bush’s policies need the support of respectable conservatives. Were that conservative base to to reacquire its self respect and disavow its own parochialism, then you might see a more conservative agenda. YOU and many other conservatives? have sat silent while the MSM has lied about every aspect of the Bush agenda.

    What have you stood for? Have you resisted any of the media lies about America–from the Katrina Lie to the Ports blowup? Have you insisted upon your representatives working for the good of all Americans, then made your voice and money count? Then, good, you have a right to request the President’s time.

    Until then, BUSH has more care and action for America in one morning that you or your self centered politicians have had in 3 years. He has cared for America and the results are evident. I’m waiting to hear what you and your favorite Congressional person have done.

    One man, the right man, can do a lot to clean up YOUR mess, AL. BigA, he can’t clean you up.

    Use your brain for what it was intended.

  5. dagon says

    t.s. you hit the nail on the head.

    most of the posters here probably view me as some died in the wool socialist where in reality i test out as an america-first libertarian. sensible conservatism has gone the way of the dodo.

    that is why i am always quick to remind bookworm that she is NO conservative. her slavish support for the republican party has more to do with the fact that some of her more twisted impulses finally became mainstreamed by the rise of the republican party. she found a place where you could be as nasty and judgemental as you wanted to be but you were able to deflect criticism and hide behind words like ‘patriotism’ and ‘family values’.

    there aint nothing conservative about that. it’s pro-authoritarianism in a nutshell. ugly but true.

    peace

  6. says

    In case people didn’t realize. Libertarians allied with the Left both in Iran and in Cuba. Alliances aren’t monolithic.

    Even a retarded person would see that Bookworm isn’t a conservative.

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