Wednesday, August 31


Not to be outdone by the Associated Press (AP), the "New York Times" (registration required) in an editorial today couldn't resist doing the very thing it said was uncalled for given the massive devastation of Hurricane Katrina in what may well be the worst natural disaster to have ever struck the United States of America since its founding.

In one breath the editorialist writes "this seems the wrong moment to dwell on fault-finding," and in the next proceeds to do just that:

But this seems like the wrong moment to dwell on fault-finding or even to point out that it took what may become the worst natural disaster in American history to pry President Bush out of his vacation.

It's uncalled for, of course, and unkind, but underscores the depths to which the Gray Lady has sunk in its inimitable elite MSM bias. True, "New Orleans is in peril," but so, too, is whatever vestige of credibility may remain in NYT's editorial board.