The Logic Lifeline

A logical approach to sorting out world events. Where logic, opinion and speculation are combined to produce a reasoned, but entertaining reading experience. The unofficial hometown conservative blog of Woodridge, Il

Monday, January 02, 2006

Patterico annual review of the LA Times 2005

The Patterico's Pontifications blog has a year end review of the LA Times. This is my first look at this blog which focuses on said paper on a regular basis. I love the newspaper photo at the top of the LA Times with the front page headline "PATTERICO Public Enemy #1". So having this context, the annual review is actually the third from this blog.

It is a very, very long post that covers a lot of material. I admit I skimmed it and focused on the parts that interested me. I would highly recommend at least doing that as you get in one sitting the full flavor of an irresponsibly bias newspaper that puts agenda way above truth and accuracy.

The "imminent threat" section is simply amazing, where the LA Times repeatly conveys that Bush claimed Iraq was an imminent threat when he did no such thing. Bush said in his 2003 State of the Union Address "Some have said we must not act until the threat is imminent..."; in other words he is clearly stating it is not yet imminent and that we should not wait until the threat is imminent. The LA Times repeated this "canard" and then stalled on correcting the story. They finally came out with a statement that it was "incorrectable". While this is the nutshell of that section, there is more detail and links that dissect the entire event to clearly show a bias newspaper shamefully in action.

There are many more topics of discussion in the post relating to 2005 events and how the Times handled them. Hugh Hewitt also has a post on this and makes interesting comments on how the LA Times can correct the problem and how newspapers blame the no call list on the decline in their circulation. Kudos to Patterico for a thorough piece that I am sure took a lot of time and effort to put together.


  • At 10:10 PM, Blogger Patterico said…

    Thanks for the kind words. My posts are almost never that long, so I hope you become a regular reader and don't let the length of that one scare you away.

  • At 11:41 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Patterico, I have bookmarked you and will certainly be back. Thanks for dropping by. Perhaps you will find something of interest here as well.


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