Monday, January 26, 2009

It's About Time

The New York Times took a long overdue step recently and killed Bill Kristol's column. Mr. Kristol's columns were well known, not because of his ultra right wing views, but because of the almost constant mistakes. He was known to use right wing blogs as his "sources" for information. He never met an accusation against a Democrat, regardless of it's credibility, that he didn't like. He defended the choice of Sarah Palin as if his life depended upon it without ever disclosing the fact that he played a part in her selection. Bill Kristol represents the worst of American journalism. The New York Times is a better publication without him in it. Unfortunately the Washington Post is going to be printing his nonsense from now on. I honestly have no idea how someone as dishonest, disreputable and disgustingly partisan can find a job at publications that claim to be objective distillers of the news of the day. The likes of Bill Kristol should be confined to the fringes of society, but only in America can someone who is this bad at his job see the light of day. My co-contributor SJ, longs for the day when "“news analysts,” commentators and pundits could present their slants or opinions as fact are over". Unfortunately, as evidenced by Mr. Kristol's Washington Post gig, we are not there quite yet.


SJ said...

Thanks. That just made my day.

Jack Jodell said...

Kristol, Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, and O'Reilly have nothing to do with journalism. They are mere lying mouthpieces for hatred, diviseness, bigotry, and intolerance. They are wholly self-serving egomaniacs who should be completely disregarded by any intelligent person seeking honest discourse on topical issues. They do NOTHING to build a better America or world for all.

Michael Hew said...

Thanks as always for the comment. What passes for "journalism" in this country is indeed shameful at times. Hopefully, as we move further into the Obama administration, the nuts will continue to become increasingly marginalized.