According to THE NEW YORK TIMES (ahem, sorry. We just get kind of excited when we talk about legitimate news sources that aren’t moments from death), The Berkeley Daily Planet has been getting some heat for hating on the Jews. Or something.
The article talks about how readers have criticized publisher Becky O’Malley for running anti-semitic letters to the editor, while O’Malley counters that she believes in freedom of speech and that the opinions she prints aren’t necessarily her own. It also addresses the local paper’s financial woes.
What’s great about this whole thing is that the real, live, printed New York Times dedicated such lengthy analysis to the controversy. Because everybody ’round these parts absolutely depends on the Daily Planet for their serious news. Maybe the folks at the Times were all like, “Oh my God, have you seen the quotes in this story? Everyone in the world must see them! Immediately! I don’t care if this has almost no national relevance!”
And, boy, does the article include some outrageous quotes. Like this one:
“We make a serious effort to get most words spelled right in the headlines, which we don’t always achieve,” Ms. O’Malley said. “And we of course never knowingly print something that we know to be untrue. But, frankly, there are things we don’t know.”
Yeah. There’s more where that came from. Just read it. You won’t be sorry. Same goes for perusing the Daily Planet’s site, incidentally.
Tags:Becky O'Malley, Berkeley Daily Planet, dpwatchdog.com, New York Times
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