Wednesday, March 22, 2006

NY Times Watch

I wonder what Nicholas Kristof thinks about this? (I'd link to one of his columns about the Darfur genocide, but he is kept behind the wonderful Times Select firewall). The NY Times has accepted
an eight-page advertising insert singing the praises of the government of the African nation [Sudan], which is widely considered responsible for genocide against its own citizens. The supplement lauds Sudan for facing a “peaceful, prosperous and democratic future,” and, according to felixsalmon.com criticizes the media for being “focused almost exclusively on the fighting between rebels and Arab militias.”