The news of the plot by Islamic terrorists to blow up Kennedy Airport didn't rate front-page coverage on the New York Times, nor did it make the front of the National section.
The NYT buried the story in its regional news, with just a "tease" on Page 1.
By contrast, the major out-of-state papers in Washington and California ran it as the front-page headline story.
The NYT's reluctantance to acknowledge the very real threat posed by Islamic terrorism raises all sorts of questions in my mind about the paper's motivations.
Here's one thought, for starters: the NYT acknowledging the terrorists in our midst would undermine the candidacy of at least one Democrat candidate, John Edwards, who has insisted on multiple occasions that the War on Terror is no more than a bumper sticker...
Tuesday Update: The New York Post takes the New York Times to task.
The Post lists the stories that the Times felt qualified for the front page instead of the terror plot -- which included bricklaying in India and how to maintain violins -- and concluded: "Let's be clear here: The 'paper of record' isn't guilty of merely poor news judgment. It's got an agenda."