Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The NY Slimes is now, like Shakespeare's Richard III, no longer trying to hide its mendacity. It writes article to advance the causes of its favored politicos, like Hillary Clinton, and slimes those whose defend the free market.
John Hinderaker at Powerline provides us a current example (read the whole thing).
Academic research of all kinds receives funding from a variety of sources. Does the money taint the research? That is a complicated question that sometimes deserves to be asked. But this hit piece by David Kocieniewski in the New York Times, titled “Academics Who Defend Wall St. Reap Reward,” is a disgrace.
The place where actual corruption takes place is the government/academic nexus.
The obvious examples are the global warming alarmists who have received billions of dollars in subsidies from the U.S. government. Climate alarmists are swimming in cash because they produce “research,” which is often merely a bad joke, that supports the federal government’s desire to assert more power over the American economy and your own life-style. Will the Times do an expose on, say, Michael Mann? Will they send a FOIA request to Penn State and scrutinize Mann’s emails? Will they draw an invidious connection between government money and the conclusions that climate alarmists conveniently assert, even though they are scientifically absurd? Will David Kocieniewski author an article in the Times titled, “Academics Who Defend Federal Government Reap Reward?”Just kidding. The linkage between politics and “journalism” is now complete. In a corrupt rag like the New York Times, it is pointless to look for anything other than political advocacy.
By the way, did you hear the story of the Global Warming Hoaxers trapped in Antarctic ice?