Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Roanoke Times' favorite good ol' girl does the math

Remember how much Roanoke Times' editor Tommy Denton likes to quote his fellow Texan and former Fort Worth Star-Telegram co-worker Molly Ivins?

Well, good ol' girl Molly
tells us:

I think we have created more terrorists than we faced to start with and that our good name has been sullied. I think we have alienated our allies and have killed more Iraqis than Saddam Hussein ever did.

We've killed more than half a million people? Ruh, oh.

Michelle Malkin carries analysis of Molly Math here.

Watch how often the names of Molly Ivins, Bill Moyers, and Jim Wallis appear in the Roanoke Times. Think about what your mind would look like if you constantly read only these type commentators. And then imagine what goes on in a newsroom where everyone thinks the same. Then you'll understand the RT's lack of intellectual diversity, and its descent from professional newspaper to partisan tabloid.