Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Politico-White House Challenges the NY Times On Their "Facts"

NY Times Building: AP Photo
(Story reported by Keach Hagey for Politico)

Talk about a no-win week.

In the span of 48 hours, the New York Times was blasted for a story a White House official deemed "100% inaccurate," and then embarrassed by a dishy new book by former car czar Steven Rattner that describes how the White House orchestrated an exclusive background interview with him and a Times reporter, and was rewarded with an article showing President Obama "just as the White House had hoped."

Such extreme and contradictory views of the Times--that is both poorly sourced and wrongly informed as well as a spun lapdog tamed by special access--are one consequence of the complex relationship the nation's most important newspaper has with a White House
famous for running a ruthlessly tight media ship.

(Click here to read the full story on the Politico website.)

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