The New York Times ran a story recently on a new grant to NPR:
With Grant, NPR to Step Up State Government Reporting
NPR has received a $1.8 million grant from the Open Society Foundations to begin a project called Impact of Government that is intended to add at least 100 journalists at NPR member radio stations in all 50 states over the next three years. The reporters, editors and analysts will cover state governments and how their actions affect people.
Reading the story, something seemed missing. What could it be? Here’s a hint: Fox News has a story on the grant as well:
Billionaire Soros Pays for Additional Reporters for NPR Partner Initiative
Not only is George Soros the founder and chairman of the foundation, his name is the foundation’s URL (www.soros.com). Nevertheless, the NYT managed to write an entire article on the Foundation without using his name.
It is no longer an exaggeration to say that people who get all their news by reading the New York Times are genuinely uninformed.