Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WSJ | Paper slow-mos RNC erotic club coverage

[Picture worth 1,000 words: Voyeur's homepage tells the story]

I watched The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today as the Republican National Committee mini-scandal unfolded yesterday over a nearly $2,000 night at faux bondage club Voyeur in Los Angeles. The WSJ appeared to be the last one to post a story, and their coverage seems anemic -- especially alongside the Post's Dan Eggen. That slow-mo coverage adds fuel to the perception that the Journal's Washington Bureau is now tinged with partisan politics.

But the biggest winner's got to be the club itself: Talk about free publicity!

Related: USA Today's story, and the NYT's


  1. The NYT is decidedly liberal, WP too - and for that matter the freaking USAT is as well.

    So what? Why can't one out of 4 be conservative? Why is that such a bad thing? It isn't like the other three are non-partisan.

  2. None of them should be partisan in their news columns; it undermines their credibilty.

  3. Now Jim,

    We all know that neutrality is great in theory - but is never acheieved.

    BTW, since when is speed to print (or web) used as a determining factor of quality or bias?



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