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Take for instance the subject matter that the pointy-headed morality athletes of 42nd Street chose to publish on today's front page. We have this article, "Costly Hairstyle Is A Beauty Trend That Draws Thieves Notice," occupying almost exactly the same amount of space as the article on the fall of one of the world's most important men, "Judge Denies Bail for I.M.F. Leader Over Sex Charges."
So why would the four-eyed Ivy League chosen-ones from the Times publish a story that speaks of the world's high and mighty right alongside an article that speaks of the lowliest fashion trends of the American ghetto, a story that would be perfectly appropriate on the cover of Ebony or Jet, right up there with hoopties, spinning rims and gold teeph?
Answer: In their visceral morally-obligated need to prove that all groups are exactly identical, the Times must go to great lengths to keep the myth of the fairy tale they perpetuate alive. Hence, we have an important story about an old-style European head of state-type that occupies the majority of the section above the fold, and below the story we have a full-length feature story on does in da' hood. It's out of place, it's laughably incongruous in fact, and yet it is so perfectly and cynically conceived. It is so New York Times.
For purposes of comparison and perspective, imagine for a moment if you will the front pages of a London Newspaper in mid-June, 1815. The top half of the paper is printed in giant bold type with titles telling of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo. This is a big event that deserves bold, loud coverage in the national press.
But imagine that just below the large-typeset articles on Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, this same 1815 London newspaper has devoted the entire bottom half of the paper to a story about the way a small enclave of Scottish immigrants in West London ties their shoes.
That is essentially what is going on in today's Times, where you have a photo of Dominique Strauss Kahn, one of the world's most powerful men and no doubt the former future president of France, seated tieless in a courtroom in New York on sex assault charges in what may be one of the biggest political sex scandals in the last one hundred years; and below Kahn's photo, as if to prove their commitment to ENMW ("Equality No Matter What!") the Times runs the photo of some totally insignificant ghetto dweller with the wigs that virtually all black women wear.
One of the more blatant lies from the weaves article reads like this :
|World History News In The Making|
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The New York Times: Making All Things Equal No Matter What Since 1953.