At NYT, Loony Louis Farrakhan One of a "Long Line of Dignitaries"

In this morning's New York Times, reporter Monica Davey issues a dubious roll call of "dignitaries" that attended Rosa Parks' funeral in Detroit: "Outside the Greater Grace Temple, thousands of people who had taken the day off from work waited to see a horse-drawn carriage carry Mrs. Parks's coffin toward a cemetery. In downtown offices, others brought televisions to watch more than six hours of remembrances and a call to action from a long line of dignitaries: the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, former President Bill Clinton and on and on."Well, Clinton qualifies -- but just who crowned race-baiting Sharpton and the plain-loony Farrakhan as "dignitaries"? Perhaps Farrakhan was awarded his high rank from the same higher beings piloting the Motherplane carrying the apparently-still living Elijah Muhammed, founder of the Nation of Islam. For more examples of New York Times bias, visit TimesWatch.

Clay Waters
Clay Waters
Clay Waters was director of Times Watch, a former project of the Media Research Center.