July 18, 2007 – New York. In an unprecedented … In an inexplicable … In depressingly familiar fashion, owing to utter irresponsibility or flagrant Lefty bias, the New York Times - once the United States’ “Newspaper of Record” and to this day an organ of significant influence in determining the nation’s daily news agenda – recently published two items regarding the war in Iraq that that were almost entirely rubbish.
First was the editorial, “The Road Home,” appearing in the issue dated 8, July, 2007.
“It is rare that an editorial gets almost everything wrong, but ‘The Road Home’ pulls it off,” says military historian, columnist, political essayist, and former classics professor Victor Davis Hanson.
Most injurious about the editorial is not so much its wholesale alienation from fact, but its unabashed declaration of defeat and advocacy for surrender under the pretense of speaking in the national interest. Thus, Hanson provides a rather devastating point-by-point refutation of the “The Road Home” in his essay, “The New York Times Surrenders” illustrating how preposterously wrong and morally bankrupt such arguments are.
The second offense took place 15, July, 2007 in a piece entitled “As Loved Ones Fight On, War Doubts Arise” which claims families of soldiers currently fighting in Iraq are turning against the war in droves. Some Soldier’s Mom demonstrates what great pains the Times took in producing this preposterously skewed portrayal in her rebuttal, More Dishonesty from the NYT.
“The NYT publishes information that supports the reporter's or the NYT's opinions as if it were fact and the only fact,” says Some Soldier’s Mom. “You shame the honored history of your publication -- and sully true journalists everywhere. SHAME ON YOU.”
In an effort to help the Gray Lady preserve what’s left of her reputation, we recommend she check in with any or all of the following before issuing further tripe regarding the war in Iraq, Afghanistan et al: http://www.mudvillegazette.com/. http://www.blackfive.net/, http://michaelyon-online.com/, http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/ . There are several others, but here’s a fine start.
“The Islamists believe we can’t win; so does the New York Times,” concludes Hanson “But it falls to the American people to decide the issue.”