Blogging at VillageVoice.com (12/11/08), regular FAIR contributor Neil deMause notices a report on criticism of the controversial Bronx borough president's reported Obama appointment: "At least, that's what you would have read on the New York Daily News website at 2:16 am, when it was posted. By this afternoon, the story, headlined 'Adolfo Carrion Under Fire,' had disappeared from the Daily News site." Wondering if maybe "the long arm of the borough president–or the Yankees–reached out and told the News to can it," DeMause quizzes the paper, which blames a technical glitch–but he has doubts:
This isn't the first article to mysteriously go missing at the News: In October, a story on parent outrage over high administrative salaries at the Department of Education similarly played now-you-see-it, now-you-don't, amid allegations of pressure from city officials.
While nobody's accusing the News staffers of knowing how to use those newfangled computer thingies, it's certainly convenient that this only seems to happen with stories critical of city officials, and not, say, Jennifer Connelly's figure.