Carol Platt Liebau: A Telling Omission?

Sunday, January 28, 2007

A Telling Omission?

Here is another glowing article -- this time in The NY Times -- about Barack Obama's leadership of the Harvard Law Review.

What's worth noting is that there is a Review member from Barack's year (the one before mine) who spoke to the Times for this piece, and gave a significantly less flattering account of his leadership than the one that appears.

Usually, the Times seems quite willing to publish dissenting views, especially ones that may raise questions about a presidential candidate, and especially when they came from a reputable source (these did).

Wonder why such dissenting views were conveniently omitted this time?


Blogger stackja1945 said...

"Wonder why such dissenting views were conveniently omitted this time?"

Too colorful? Too much black and white?

4:25 PM  
Blogger Nitin said...

I didn't think that the article was glowing at all. I thought it was a pretty unfair criticism of Obama. I think the reason that the article omitted opposing viewpoints is because the author, Jodi Kantor, is used to writing stories about leisure, obesity, and fashion.

10:15 AM  

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