Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: Lynne Cheney's advertisement in the New York Times

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Lynne Cheney's advertisement in the New York Times

Lynne Cheney got on the op-ed page of the NYT today

Touting her story that I had seen her boast about on television. Somehow this woman who is married to a the cyborg VP, believes herself to be the best teller of the story of Washington's crossing of the Delaware.

Rediculous, while the story is historically important (and should be told), one has to wonder, when did the New York Times op-ed page become an advertising page for authors? As with most "op-ed contributors" the following follwed Lynne's article:

"Lynne Cheney, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is the author of "When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots."

I thought that was why the New York Times has a Book Review.

With so much space being taken up by the VPs wife, its no wonder I can't get a 450 word piece in.

By the way, the New York Times op-ed editor suggests 650 words as the limit.