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Ex-Journalistsí New Jobs Fuel Debate on Favoritism
NYT ^ | Feb. 2, 2009 | Jim Rutenberg

Posted on 02/02/2009 9:37:24 PM PST by cdchik123

WASHINGTON — Republicans have long accused mainstream journalists of being on the payroll of President Obama and the Democratic Party, a common refrain of favoritism especially from those on the losing end of an election (see Bush vs. Gore, Clinton vs. Bush and Bush vs. Dukakis).

But this year the accusation has a new twist: In some notable cases it has become true, with several prominent journalists now on the payrolls of Mr. Obama and the Democratic Congressional leadership.

An unusual number of journalists from prominent, mainstream organizations started new government jobs in January, providing new kindling to the debate over whether Mr. Obama is receiving unusually favorable treatment in the news media.

These are not opinionated talkers in the vein of Chris Matthews, the MSNBC host who last year flirted with a run for the Democratic nomination for the Senate — and who more recently said he would do “everything I can to make this thing work” for Mr. Obama.

Rather, they are, for the most part, more traditional journalists from organizations that strive to approach the news with objectivity.

Jay Carney, the new communications director for Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., was, until late last year, the Washington bureau chief at Time magazine, where he covered the campaign and, coincidentally, was a co-author of an article in September titled, “McCain’s Bias Claim: Truth or Tactic?”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clintonistas; dinomedia; media; mediabias; msm; nyt; nytimes; obama; partisanmedia

1 posted on 02/02/2009 9:37:25 PM PST by cdchik123
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Rather, they are, for the most part, more traditional journalists from organizations that strive to approach the news with objectivity.

ROTFLMAO

2 posted on 02/02/2009 9:59:47 PM PST by Larry381 (Join BlueServo and protect your border.(http://www.blueservo.net/))
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To: cdchik123
An unusual number of journalists from prominent, mainstream organizations started new government jobs in January, providing new kindling to the debate over whether Mr. Obama is receiving unusually favorable treatment in the news media.

So, inadvertently, NYT lets it slip that news media is always favorable to Democrats, but this time it was unusually favorable. So the only debate left is, whether this time favoritism is unusual or your basic usual type?

3 posted on 02/02/2009 10:03:44 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: abb; Milhous

When will these people be out of work?


4 posted on 02/02/2009 10:22:29 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Who is now in charge of the "Office of the President-Elect"?)
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To: ConservativeMind

soon george will replace the bozo there now


5 posted on 02/02/2009 11:00:51 PM PST by She hits a grand slam tonight
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To: cdchik123
Rather, they are, for the most part, more traditional journalists from organizations that claim to approach the news with objectivity.

There, fixed it. I'm a better copyeditor that this guy is a journalist.

6 posted on 02/02/2009 11:30:45 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon drama at a time!)
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To: cdchik123
Oh, come on - everyone knows that the media is in the tank for conservatives, and that conservatives intimidate the media into promoting their agenda by screaming bias. I know that because I keep up with the real world - I visit DemocraticUnderground.

/bizarro world viewpoint

7 posted on 02/03/2009 3:54:02 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The Fairness Doctrine isn't about "Fairness" - it's about Doctrine.)
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To: cdchik123

If the NYT is admitting this, the cat is really out of the bag.


8 posted on 02/03/2009 12:01:14 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; justiceseeker93; ..
But this year the accusation has a new twist: In some notable cases it has become true, with several prominent journalists now on the payrolls of Mr. Obama and the Democratic Congressional leadership.
Sometimes the Slimes doesn't just spin the headlines.
9 posted on 02/03/2009 6:29:18 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Larry381; cdchik123; SunkenCiv

I was about to post the exact same comment as Larry381, but I was beaten to it. Oh, well, as they say, great minds think alike.


10 posted on 02/03/2009 6:52:25 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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