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.
At NYT, Loony Louis Farrakhan One of a "Long Line of Dignitaries"
Clay Waters was director of Times Watch, a former project of the Media Research Center.