July 30, 2011 · 0 Comments
From: Tucker Clark
To: The New York Times
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Re: NYTIMES magazine article about James O’Keefe called STINGER p16
Dear Mr Chavets and Ms Titunik;
I was surprised when NY Magazine a couple of months ago did a puff piece on ‘the crusading O’Keefe “and Andrew Brietbart’s wonderful war on the poor, women, unions and liberal government. At least they pointed out the 4 0r 5 ACORN offices where the pimp O’Keefe couldn’t get Acorn employees to lie. So they doctored some videos, changed clothes and the Congress always fearful of Tea Bagging Fox News retribution stopped funding of the only organization assisting all those hurt by the Housing/Banking Crisis. And then there was the Sherrod/NAACP outright forgery that everyone gave them a slide on. And the Planned Parenthood, Gay marriage, attempt to discredit NY Voting officials, and the idiotic Landrieu/Louisiana case (What to prove democrats weren’t responding to robocalls from GOP anti-health care voters? PULEEEEASE!)
I’m sure with money’s for lawyers from the Koch brothers he gets a piddling probation and your witnessed community service- This just in:
I think he just tried another frameup and got caught in a lie again. Too late for your presses I’m sure.
He is like Breitbart (congrats to him on bringing down one of the few Congress men willing to talk TRUTH to power with his Weiner expose. Does the NY Times give out scholarly journalism awards still?).
O’Keefe cant understand why liberal baby boomers dont applaud their shoddy no verification journalism, and not owning it when caught (yea right the Faux news talking points like Obama’s $200 million dollars a day trip to India – of course they have to believe O’Keefe and Brietbart – they are respected Right Wing journalists.
So we now endure the cesspools that Washington and State governments have become because of the totally conservative, teabagger, kill the government beast ,destroy health care ,corrections, unions, utilities by privatizing them and giving them to their rich backers. All hail the mighty Conservative, Tea Bag dogma. Maybe Zev found it in his crusading book on Rush Limbaugh, another respected Republicant pundit, the one man army spewing vitriol and lies.
So where in the world of Journalism is even a feeble attempt to rescue us from this god awful mess. No one calls the right wingers on their repeated theoretical lies, the idiocy of this ginned up debt-ceiling actions and their obvious ability to control THE WINGNUT CORE by being antigay, anti women’s and all people’s RIGHT to medical care,and now saying unions and teacher and poor people brought us down. Usually one can count on the NY TIMES OP EDs for some sanity but what about the MAG?
Applauding O’Keefe’s greatest hits , making little conservatives think his lies are respectable and that they really do want to speak truth to power…gee how could lil James be sure you would be objective and accurate? By not examing his garbage like respected journalists used to. (CLARK HOYT really claims to have found “that the most damning words match the transcripts and the audio and dont seem out of context.!!” Wow the esteemed public editor cant even get the story. How shallow is that? Read THE NATION account of the changed clothes, the other ACORN places that couldn’t get footage and then the edited piece for the news wire – argghh it is sickening.
Maybe the NY Mag might do some real crusading journalism – like how this Republican agenda is literally killing people, while the world looks on and asks where are the people reporting FACTS and CONSEQUENCES to this 30 year debacle of trickle-down , no taxes, anti gay and anti-public health.pro-crony capitalism.
Maybe you reporters can fish for some decent stories about what government and all of us can do to move forward…
Stop fearing the RIGHT WING base and get a spine.