Saturday, October 18, 2008

"In what kind of nation, do the media investigate critics more than candidates?"

Read "What Joe the Plumber Shows Us About the Left

Also: Check out JustOneMinute:

Dear Mr. Hoyt;

Great job reporting the news that Joe the Plumber has tax liens. Shouldn't the Times follow with something dismissive about (a) the tax liens on the treasurer of Obama's campaign, and (b) Obama's apparent ethics violation in reporting speaking fees fon his 2000 and 2002 tax returns that are barred by Illinois State ethics laws that apply to state legislators? [see here DA]

The NY Times search is quite bare on that coverage as of now.

One final point. From The Wall Street Journal:

As for his [Joe The Plumber's] unpaid taxes, blogger "Patterico" reports that Obama's campaign treasurer has liens for unpaid taxes [see here DA]. That isn't exactly an earth-shattering scandal either, but it is hard to see how it is less relevant than Wurzelbacher's liens.
Also, from Jennifer Rubin:
...not a single one of the networks news outlet or mainstream national newspaper has looked at Obama’s unprecedented attempt to use the Justice Department to chill speech. In all the pieces on “temperament” no one has reminded voters that the last president to try to employ law enforcement officials — as Obama did in Missouri — to go after opponents exercising First Amendment rights was Richard Nixon, not exactly the model of presidential temperament.
And from The Corner:
Here's the letter Cindy McCain's lawyer just sent to The New York Times regarding their recent and entirely unwarranted investigation of her. Here's the choicest cut:
It is worth noting that you have not employed your investigative assets looking into Michelle Obama. You have not tried to find Barack Obama’s drug dealer that he wrote about in his book, Dreams of My Father. Nor have you interviewed his poor relatives in Kenya and determined why Barack Obama has not rescued them. Thus, there is a terrific lack of balance here.

I suggest to you that none of these subjects on either side are worthy of the energy and resources of The New York Times. They are cruel hit pieces designed to injure people that only the worst rag would investigate and publish. I know you and your colleagues are always preaching about raising the level of civil discourse in our political campaigns. I think taking some your own medicine is in order here.
Crossposted on Soccer Dad

[Hat tip: Instapundit]

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