Friday, August 13, 2004

First Day Stories

Are never the real story, of course. One suspects that Governor Jim McGreevey has long been aware that he was and is "a gay American." One further suspects that a certain New Jersey developer will rise to the surface of this tawdry tale in short order. And that what we learn as we go along will confirm all of our worst suspicions about New Jersey politics.

If you haven't read it, you must read today's McGreevey coverage in The New York Times. It is a mushy masterpiece of political correctness.

And while you are there, you might want to read the NYT's equally remarkable (for different reasons) piece on the UN's oil-for-food scandal. Apart from being about six months late to the story, the NYT somehow manages to not credit all of the hard work done on this story by other news organizations. Of course, the NYT never credits other news organizations in its pages (unless it absolutely has to), but in this case the omission is so egregious that it merits some kind of special prize for chutzpah.