Tuesday, May 30, 2006


HatTip to Rich Karlgaard. New York Times Publisher, Arthur Sulzberger, confirms his left-wing bias at a recent commencement speech for graduates of the State University of New York at New Paltz. More from Rich's blog:

Conservatives will take glee. Sulzberger confirms every bias suspected of the New York Times. But what bothers me is not Sulzberger’s 60s-leftism – heck, Martin Luther King, Jr., was a 60s leftist and he’s a hero … so are many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, such as Steve Jobs. No, what I find appalling about Pinch’s speech is his unremitting pessimism. What a poor way to send college grads into the world.

More from Sulzberger [add whine for effect]: “It wasn’t supposed to be this way. You weren’t supposed to be graduating in an America fighting a misbegotten war in a foreign land. You weren’t supposed to be graduating into a world where we are still fighting for fundamental human rights, be it the rights of immigrants to start a new life, the right of gays to marry or the rights of women to choose. You weren't supposed to be let into a world where oil still drives policy and environmentalists have to relentlessly fight for every gain. You weren’t. But you are and I am sorry for that.”
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