May 24, 2004
In the News
The Washington Times is dissing the WaPo over its coverage of Abu Ghraib:
Weeks before The Post published its photographs, the public was well aware that prisoners at Abu Ghraib were mistreated. So, given the fact that pictures had been published and the legal process against the abusers was already going forward, what did the newspaper hope to achieve by running a new set of graphic, degrading photos of Iraqi prisoners?
Three objectionable possibilities come to mind: 1) to sell newspapers; 2) to damage President Bush politically; or 3) appallingly, to undermine the war effort in Iraq.
Whether the motivation was meretricious, partisan or antiwar, it was meant to excite rather than to elucidate — and thus was journalistic pornography.
Michael Berg, father of recently beheaded Nick Berg, planning march on White House, Rumsfeld's home. There's a very sick joke here, but I'm not touching it...
More proof that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Explosion heard near coalition HQ in Baghdad appears to have been SUV with 4 passengers.
May 24, 2004 at 07:54 AM | Permalink
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