Air America Updates
Captain Ed has two new posts on the subject. One concerns the apparent fact that Air America will be paying back the loans without interest
(such a deal!). The second notes
that the Arizona Republic has actually run the story
before the New York Times, which presumably should be aware of such goings-on in their own backyard.
Of course, we have seen this before. Captain Ed highlights the treatment of Yellowcake Joe Wilson before and after his claims were proven false. But we saw the same thing with Kerry's excellent Christmas in Cambodia, and his attendance at a meeting of the VVAW. In both cases the Times tried desperately to ignore the story, and when their avoidance became the story, they slipped it into the 67th paragraph
of a story that ostensibly concerned something else.
Prediction: The Times will cover the story sometime in the next week. But it will not be the focus of the article. Instead, they will print a long story on how successful AA is in Denver and Portland, how the conservatives' nasty predictions about how long the network would last were proven wrong, and how Al Franken's increased presence has led to speculation that he's going to smash Norm Coleman. And, in the 39th paragraph they'll mention this controversy over a loan that's being repaid.
Michael Barone covers the story as well
One thing that the New York Times should catch onto: The blogs aren't like newspapers. We don't need new information necessarily to cover a story. Instead we can make the non-coverage by the MSM the story, and it's a story that we can post over and over again. Day 6 of New York Held Hostage. Day 7: Leaks in the Dam? Day 8: Times still refuses to cover.