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NY Times Flaks for Air America

Brian Maloney has obtained an internal Air America e-mail indicating that Air America pitched a story to the New York Times about the “Women of Liberal Media.” The Times, which has done one story (tucked away in the Metro section) about the embezzlement scandal at Air America radio, was like Mikey in the Life cereal commercials: They liked it! Susan Brenna wrote this piece, titled, “They Look Nothing Like Rush Limbaugh,” about Air America’s “rising stars,” Randi Rhodes and Rachel Maddow.
As Maloney points out, the paper has even been criticized by its own public editor for failing to cover the various scandals that are dragging Air America down. How does the newsroom answer? By rewriting an Air America press release. It’s good to see that the “public editor-newsroom response” relationship at the New York Times is so functional.

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