Craig Crawford has a great piece outlining the hit job the NY Post and Daily News did on Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden. I know some of the sports reporters from both papers and they are good guys and do not get into politics, but this story is really f&*ked up.
Before the blogosphere convicts Ashley Biden, the VP's daughter, of a cocaine felony, let us pause for a moment to consider the many equivocations in the New York Post story that launched this claim.
For starters, the only fact being reported by the Post is that a friend of Ashley's tried to sell a videotape of the alleged crime -- and the newspaper declined to pay after reviewing 90 seconds of a 43 minute tape.
The newspaper's editors act as though they took the high ground by stating "the Post refused to pay for the video." But then they go on to speculate in print about what's on it -- despite being unable to confirm that Ashley is on the tape.
If the newspaper was interested enough to watch a short clip, what was it about the tape that caused the Post to back off from obtaining it and including it with the article?...read on
They should at least confirm what they are reporting about. Shame on them even if it turns out to be true.