Posted by Brian
The New York Times: Three-Fifths Of A Newspaper
Bob Parks is a member of the national advisory council for the Project 21 black leadership network and operates the Black and Right web site (http://www.black-and-right.com). Comments may be sent to Project21@nationalcenter.org.
It's sad enough that the editors at the New York Times believe it is a "theatrical production of unusual pomposity" for the new Republican congressional leadership to require "that every bill cite its basis in the Constitution" and that they ordered that the Constitution be aloud in the House chamber.
It may only be me, but I'd be willing to bet these Times editors would be running down the hallways, arms a-flailin' and citing a pure constructionist position on the First Amendment guarantee of a free press if the new Congress required government oversight of the content of their sorry excuse for a newspaper.
Times editors rightfully note courts exist to determine the constitutionality of laws. But, in this age of austerity, isn't it saving time and effort by stopping a bill in its infancy if its author can't vouch for its constitutionality?
Of course, the Times didn't stop there. Showing the originality of a rapper skimming through the Rhino music catalog in search of a 70s hit from which to lift an eight-bar hook, the Times — in its unsigned editorial January 4 — reached into the liberal playbook and rather clumsily interjected the race card into the discussion: READ MORE HERE--->