The Boston Phoenix's Media Log was launched in 2002 by the paper's then-media columnist, Dan Kennedy, who continued it until he left the paper in 2005. The Phoenix's current media columnist, Adam Reilly, is now the author of Media Log, which has since been renamed Don't Quote Me. Kennedy, an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University, blogs at Media Nation.
One can see this blunder as indicative of all kinds of things, and certainly I wouldn't rule out the writer's own anti-papism, but, perhaps more than anything, it is an example of how stale run-of-the-mill quote-counter quote journalism is. JPII's passing is one of the biggest stories of the year, and the Pope himself one of the great figures of the last century, and yet here we have this NYT article that treats it as just another dispatch from a city schoolboard meeting.
Pretty sad, really.
It's an obvious Powerline forgery.
Proof? I have as much proof as Hannity had calling the Republican Schiavo "Talking Points" memo fake last week on national TV.
"Everybody does it". Beyond pathetic. There's a name for people who repeatedly do the same thing, expecting different results.
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