The American Spectator: A Study in Contrasts: NYT on Ft. Hood and Arizona Shootings
Philip Klein, over at The American Spectator, had the idea to look at how the editorial pages of The New York Times handled the shootings at Fort Hood and in Tucson, Arizona. I’ll let you follow the link above for the full comparison, but here’s a little taste:
From November 2009:
In the aftermath of this unforgivable attack, it will be important to avoid drawing prejudicial conclusions from the fact that Major Hasan is an American Muslim whose parents came from the Middle East.
President Obama was right when he told Americans, “we don’t know all the answers yet” and cautioned everyone against “jumping to conclusions.”
From today’s paper:
It is facile and mistaken to attribute this particular madman’s act directly to Republicans or Tea Party members. But it is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge. Many on the right have exploited the arguments of division, reaping political power by demonizing immigrants, or welfare recipients, or bureaucrats. They seem to have persuaded many Americans that the government is not just misguided, but the enemy of the people.
Click on the link above for longer excerpts from the Ole’ Gray Lady. Ahh, The New York Times … All the News That’s Fit to Slant.