Charles C.W. Cooke: "All the facts fit to delete - When the truth is too objectionable to print."
A while ago I read an article about how newspapers would report the last meal to condemned prisoners. It was the kind of minutiae that readers wanted to know and the media provided the information. Now I guess it's considered somehow objectionable to know that Timothy McVeigh ate two pints of mint and chocolate chip ice cream before they slipped the needle in. The media made the decision that's not "news."
Now details are expunged from the public record if they fail to fit a mold on the newsroom floor. Is it any wonder that the public's faith in the American media is at an all-time low?
Well, except for Fox News.
Extra - From Hot Air.