Monday, June 25, 2007

"Journalists conspiring to undermine the war effort"

The NY Times is condemning itself by releasing these Memos, because they say what most Americans are thinking:

In the reporter’s eyes, military officers may represent the
U.S. government and enlisted marines may represent the American People. Given
the current political climate in the U.S. at this time concerning the Iraq war
and the current administration’s conduct of the war, the reporter would most
likely seek to discredit the U.S. government...

One common tactic used by reporters is to spin a story in such
a way that it is easily recognized and remembered by the general population
through its association with an event that the general population is familiar
with or can relate to. For example, McGirk’s story will sell if it can be spun
as “Iraq’s My Lai massacre.” Since there was not an officer involved, this
attempt will not go very far.

The McGirk is the Time Magazine reporter who broke the Haditha story. Read more commentary on this article here, here and here.

Also read this from Honest Reporting: "NY Times and Washington Post Legally Complicit in Terror".