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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Grey Lady Goes Into The Depths

It's been a little disturbing how the New York Times has driven this Spitzer story purely to get extra eyeballs at their website, but this useless, unnewsworthy "interview" with "Kristen," the call girl from room 871, is about the lowest of the low. Will they print tomorrow's edition in tabloid format with Page 3 girls, too?

I know you're supposed to give the reader what they want, but show a little self-respect, would you? I mean, if the NYT covered Spitzer and Albany politics with this kind of zeal BEFORE this story broke, maybe people would actually know something about how their government functions...

This was the only quote of interest to me in the story:

"I just don’t want to be thought of as a monster," the woman said as she told the tiniest tidbits of her story.

The Clinton campaign immediately called on "Kristen" to resign.

UPDATE: More on this from Glenn Greenwald (and actually his whole post is worth reading):

All decent people agree that what Eliot Spitzer did is repulsive, morally disgusting and totally nauseating -- which is why it's so important to learn about and report on every last titillating detail about what he did, the kind of sex he had, with whom he had it, how many times he had it, and what his partners looked like -- because it's all so completely appalling that it's critical that we stay fully informed.

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