If Anybody Remembers the 1992 Campaign ... [Kevin D. Williamson]
... when the New York Times was an unofficial organ of the Clinton machine, journalist Linda Douglass's jump to join the Obama campaign is utterly unremarkable. At least she had the honesty to declare her allegiance.
Douglass, who served as ABC's chief congressional correspondent for several years earlier this decade, had this to say about her switch:
"I see this as a moment of transformational change in the country and I have spent my lifetime sitting on the sidelines watching people attempt to make change. I just decided that I can't sit on the sidelines anymore."
Most recently, Douglass had been writing about the presidential campaign for National Journal magazine (an influential inside-the-Beltway publication) and hosting the weekly "National Journal On Air" program on XM Satellite Radio's all-politics channel.
We'd be far better off if the Times and its ilk would just drop the pretense of political neutrality and declare openly the partisan preferences that are so obvious to that diminishing group of people who take the time to read the papers.
05/28 10:33 AMShare