The NY Slimes has finally admitted (sorta) that it killed a story in the days before the election about ACORN's corruption and an illegal coordination between the Obama campaign and ACORN by their reporter Stephanie Strom... a clear violation of the Campaign Finance Laws.
Their Public Editor Clark Hoyte writing in the Sunday Slimes say it is "nonsense
" that publishing the story would've been a game changer
Even if the story had panned out, it is hard to see how any editor could have regarded it as momentous enough to change an election in which the Republicans were saddled with an unpopular war and an economic meltdown.
Perhaps ; but still the Slimes made the decision not to publish so we will never really know if it would've had an impact. Even if it wouldn't ;why would that have been a determining factor about publishing ?
He calls the illegalities "technical violations
" . Suzanne Daley, the national editor, "called a halt to Strom's pursuit of the Obama angle
We already know that they published unfounded allegations about an affair that John McCain was allegedly involved in as soon as they could get it to print regardless of the veracity of the claim .
But ;unlike the McCain story ,there was a verifiable source to the ACORN story in Anita MonCrief ,a former ACORN employee .Hoyte does not dispute her claims.But even though she had been the highly reliable source of many Strom stories about ACORN before ,she suddenly became ,in the Slimes view ,an unreliable source for this story in the days before the election??