And They Wonder Why They’re Dieing—Newspaper’s Hypocrisy Continues
posted at 7:40 am on May 15, 2009 by Rovin
In the wake of Nancy Pelosi’s declared war on the CIA, a tiny story about news media hypocrisy may have been overlooked. Even a quick scan of our pals at Newsbusters was in vain, but Brent Baker did find the New York Times conflicting/spinning information while other major newspapers reported the story accurately—-but we’ll get back to this later.
A Tribunal Conflict of Interest?
It appears that what’s good for the goose might not apply to the gander. Jennifer Harper at the Washington Times writes that the Chicago Tribune has convinced a bankruptcy judge to allow bonuses to their executives, while rebuking AIG for providing similar compensation:
Apparently the Trib now thinks it’s important to compensate “talent” to keep their impoverished paper afloat:
“Tribune Chief Financial Officer Chandler Bigelow III explained the rationale for the bonuses during an appearance in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, using an argument reminiscent of that used by AIG.
“We need to motivate and incentivize the key people who will implement change. These are really good people we’re talking about. They’re the best and the brightest in the company,” Mr. Bigelow told Judge Kevin Carey.” (emphasis mine)
Note to Mr. Bigelow: I might suggest you attempt to “motivate” your editors into a possible retraction or clarification on how these bonuses are any different than what your executives just received, and AIG’s compensation.
More Hypocrisy / Spin
This story is almost comical how the New York Times reside in their own world when it comes to providing “information”. While the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal writes that minorities did well during the housing boom, (according to a report from a Pew Hispanic Center), the Times claims minorities were hardest hit. Mr. Baker at Newsbusters provides three simple headlines that makes the Times look like—well, hypocritically ignorant or just seriously conflicted.
* For some unknown reason, I’m failing to find the Editorial that the Trib wrote on March 18th. Some of the links to the story have been mysteriously “misdirected.” Maybe Nancy Pelosi can direct me to the “factual information” that I’m seeking—she seems to be so good at it.
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