Tuesday, May 10, 2005

New York Times May Embrace a Culture of Truth


The New York Times recently had an internal committee make recommendations as to how to make the paper more readable, and less the object of mockery.

Number one is reducing errors, which is good, because during the Clinton years, (for example, Whitewater) and certainly during their painfully fact-free coverage of Al Gore in the 2000 election, plus their coverage of the non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction, not to mention with all their recent scandals, has made perusing the venerable old newspaper an exercise in playing “Fact or Fiction?”

Can we get "The Times" to sign on to a commitment to nurturing a Culture of Truth?

Naturally other areas which need improvement are increasing coverage of religion, rural areas and "middle America," and "cover the country in a fuller way," because, darn it, not enough Red Staters are reading "The New York Times."

Or perhaps they were, and noticed that articles in the Science Section hardly ever mentioned creationism.

Also they want to start a blog, which I suppose is one step on the journey back to credibility. Most blogs are a lot more reliable.

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