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August 17, 2005

Raleigh News & Observer on the scandal

The Executive editor of that newspaper released the following statementon August 9:
Here's a brief response I've sent a couple of email correspondents who accuse The N&O of liberal bias for not publishing a story on financial questions they have heard about involving Air America, the national radio network heard in the Triangle on WCHL-AM in Chapel Hill, and a charity in the Bronx. Here's what I said: "We've checked our news services in recent days and do not find this story... if a story is reported and distributed we will look at publishing it."

Blogs can draw attention to overlooked stories, and perhaps that's the case here. We'll keep looking.
This post discusses the following excuses from Sill as to why the scandal wasn't covered, which boil down to the N&O not having something they could publish. However, he interviews four newspaper editors who basically say that's hogwash. A commentor says this:
I just Lexis/Nexis searched and posted to Sill's blog. Turns out, the N&O has copied quotes, sections and entire STORIES from the NY Post and NY Daily News in the last year.

So much for the "We found it but cannot publish it" thing.
Just keep repeating to yourself: there is no liberal media, there is no liberal media.



Posted in Meta at August 17, 2005 12:46 PM

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