Friday, September 5, 2008

Times Site Briefly Had Unbiased Headline

NEW YORK, NY-- The New York Times briefly included an unbiased headline concerning the 2008 presidential election today on their website, creating a minor furor in the online world.

It described the Obama campaign's response to Gov. Palin as "Obama to Dispatch Female Surrogates".

Readers of the Times quickly complained, arguing that it would be unfair to be fair concerning Barack Obama now, not with the election only eight weeks away.

"The New York Times makes no claims to being fair. Their slogan is 'all the news that's fit to print' where they determine what is fit and what is news. They don't call themselves fair and balanced and so I don't believe they should try to act like FOX News," said a man who sipped a latte while listening to NPR at the Starbucks at Broadway and 6th.

Apparently the Times agreed, as the headline was quickly pulled and changed to "Obama Camp Turns to Clinton to Counter Palin".

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