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‘The Problem … Is That Thomas Doesn’t Care What the New York Times Thinks’

Posted on | June 20, 2011 | 10 Comments

Those are some of Professor Glenn Reynolds’ thoughts on exactly why the editors of the New York Times would assign a reporter to do a 2,700-word hit piece on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Twenty-seven-hundred words.

That’s four times the length of a typical news story, and the piece essentially re-hashes a Democratic Party talking point about Thomas’s alleged “conflict of interest” which Democrats say should force Thomas to recuse himself from the upcoming case on the constitutionality of ObamaCare.

Is there any chance — any chance at all — that the editors of the Times would ever consider themselves obliged to devote such resources to advancing a Republican talking point?

And they wonder why they’re losing influence . . .


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