Sunday, July 02, 2006

Daily Kos: Right-Wing Blog Asks Readers to "Hunt Down" Info About NYT Editors' Children

Daily Kos: Right-Wing Blog Asks Readers to "Hunt Down" Info About NYT Editors' Children: "Let me just sum up the known facts here, and for the best big treatment of the story go see Glenn Greenwald.
The short story is that what passes for the conservative braintrust these days -- a collection of repulsive little scabs no smarter than their own shoes -- has seized upon an article in the New York Times' Travel section describing the small town of St. Michaels, Maryland, home to the vacation homes of numerous famous and wealthy Americans, notable among them Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. There's a picture there of Rumsfeld's driveway.
This, the right-wing bloggers assert, is an intentional 'exposure' of Cheney and Rumsfeld to terrorists, done with malice by the New York Times. No, I'm not kidding.
There's only a few problems with this 'theory', as Greenwald admirably points out with the help of others in the blogosphere. First, noting the astonishing fact that Cheney and Rumsfeld have vacation homes in St. Michaels is hardly new information. In addition to being public information, it was printed in a similar soft story in the Washington Post last year. So did, in fact, NewsMax -- one of the rightwing outlets now pretending that publishing that information now is treason.
Second, the New York Times printed a similar story in 2003 about the Clinton's Chappaqua home, demonstrating that these puff pieces are, golly gee, done all the time. Guess how many right-wing bloggers had a very public and ceremonially overdressed cow over that one? Yeah.
So essentially, this 'affront' to the delicate sensibilities of these overstuffed sausages known as the 'right' is a completely bogus story. It's all spin; there's no 'there'. None. NewsMax itself could tell you where Cheney lived -- they even cited the Wa"

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