Which is worse, the Murdoch sewer or the rule of the left?

Hailing the advent of a “British spring” resulting from the toppling, or least deflation, of the Murdoch empire, the New York Times says that the Murdoch tabloids “destroy lives.”

But, retorts Mark Steyn, the Murdoch tabloids are

at least equal-opportunity destroyers, as willing to plaster a Tory rent-boy over the front page as a Labour one.

By contrast, the New York Times happily colluded in the destruction of the Duke lacrosse players’ lives for no reason other than ideological predisposition to a politically correct narrative. I would say that, whether through malice or intellectual torpor, that kind of bias is far more damaging to public discourse. And it’s the one Britain’s likely to end up with more of if the Times’ kindred spirits in London get their way.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 12, 2011 11:15 AM | Send

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