Thursday, March 30, 2006

Lying Lichtblau gets bitch slapped

Little Sulzberger must be overjoyed at the way Eric Lichtblau's "reporting" accurately reflects the editorial bias of the New York Times. Too bad he's making it all up:
New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau has a considerable career investment (and, I suspect, an ideological investment as well) in the idea that the NSA program is illegal. It would seem that Lichtblau's preconceptions and biases prevented him from accurately reporting what happened in the Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday. His suggestion that the main thrust of the judges' testimony was to "voice skepticism about the president's constitutional authority" is simply wrong; in fact, I can't find a single line in more than 100 pages of transcript that supports Lichtblau's reporting. It's a sad thing when a once-respected newspaper can't be counted on for a straight account of a Congressional hearing.
I'm just trying to figure out the last time the New York Times was respected. The 1800's?