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that's so funny.  the NYT filters their comments like a Brita water filter.

even if they had read the article in the NYT and disagreed with it, that is assuming they  even exist, are you sure willing to grant the NYT the benefit of the doubt that they would post such comments.


by stevesim on Mon Feb 21st, 2011 at 02:46:03 PM EST
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I didn't say it had to be in the NYT, does your mate Angry Arab or any Egyptian blogger question what they said ?  Anyway of course they do include comments critical of them. If they refuse them people post elsewhere, note that the NYT censored them and they look even worse.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Mon Feb 21st, 2011 at 03:08:05 PM EST
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Sadly, that logic only applies to outlets that a) are not anointed with institutional credibility by being Serious, and b) have a non-negligible share of readers who might happen across such indictments. Neither is true for NYT.

Which is not to say that they systematically memory-hole comments contradicting their news and views. I really can't say one way or the other. I have never been sufficiently motivated to wade through the crazy in their comments long enough to learn anything interesting about their comment policy.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Feb 22nd, 2011 at 06:58:46 AM EST
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