Sunday, June 27, 2004

I Read to Learn the Truth

In the last few days, I have written about our freedoms. I mentioned Ronnie Eades book, "Fight for Rights". I told you about the problems users find with logged on to the internet at the Nashville Public Library. Today's notes just document what I read in the NY Times about the presidential elections in November which wasn't fair and balanced.

Why should I read the New York Times?

Consider this article by Glen Justice entitled "Kerry's Campaign Has Soared From Poorhouse to Penthouse" in the June 26, 2004 edition. Mr. Justice starts off writing:

"...he and his entourage travel like kings. A month ago, his campaign began chartering a gleaming 757, packed with first-class seats, fine food, sleeping accommodations - even a stand-up bar. They hardly shy away from fancy hotels, like the Four Seasons in Palm Beach and the St. Regis in Los Angeles."

Then in the 3rd paragraph he writes "...he spent more than the president in both April and May."

At this point we know that Mr. Kerry has $100 million, spending more than Bush in April and May. He is increasing his staff. Buying all sorts of campaign goodies such as hats, tee shirts.

I am going wow, Mr. Justice's implies Kerry has enough money to beat President Bush but in a terse sentence preceded by statements of Mr. Kerry's success such as:

"...sharply increase its television advertising."

"...success has significant implications..." and

"...no longer worry so much about having the money to compete..."

But in the fifth paragraph, the "infallible" New York Times finally lets us know that Kerry has less than half of the money President Bush has.

Now that things are in "perspective", the article continues emphasizing the candidate's success raising money and getting past so many struggles. Consider this quote: "It's a proxy for enthusiasm."

The article is a advertisement for Kerry because it attempts to portray Kerry successfully managing his campaign and creating the image he is on the winning track. Never mind the fact that Kerry has half the money to spend, seems to not have control on spending. The article buries examples of problems with donors and fund-raisers earlier in the year, then contrasts the problems with the successful fund-raising with example after example.

When I read slanted stories in the Times, I wonder why I bother to read it at all.

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