01 December 2006

The Barber Doesn't Cut His Own Hair

But the hair still grow until it covers the eyes. Big media always tells us they uniquely qualified to report and pontificate, but sometimes they are not. In this instance, the Star Tribune can no longer play the "internal matter" games.

Editorial page editor Susan Albright said the writer, Steve Berg, would not write during the review. She cited two editorials, one from Nov. 10 and one from March 27, that contained phrases from or similarities to commentaries in the New Yorker by Hendrik Hertzberg.

Similarities between a Nov. 10 Star Tribune editorial and Hertzberg's Nov. 6 commentary were first brought to light in a Nov. 11 posting on the Twin Cities-based conservative blog Power Line, long critical of the Star Tribune for having what they say is a liberal bias.

Albright didn't identify Berg until her second editor's note. She said she had decided to identify him so other writers weren't the subject of speculation.
Albright and paper apologist Kate Parry have been trying to sweep this crap under the rug for a while now.

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