Friday, April 01, 2011

The idiocy of equating Assange and O’Keefe

In one of the stupidest things I've read in a while, the executive editor of The New York Times has decided to equate right-wing sting artist James O'Keefe and Wikileaks’ Julian Assange.

O'Keefe is well known for his controversial videos about NPR and ACORN. Assange is well known for his role in leaking various secret documents from the US government and other governmental and private institutions.

O'Keefe is under fire for deceitful editing.

Assange is under fire for not editing at all.

O'Keefe is being attacked for not telling the whole truth.

Assange is being attacked precisely because he did tell the whole truth.

Yeah, they’re doing the same thing. *face palm*

As one blog put it, according to the NYT, true may equal false, but better false than left or right.

The corporate media's appetite for simplistic dichotomies and fake moral equivalency knows no end.

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