The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Monday, March 31, 2008
ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS:
Got that? The New York Times reporter was an officer in Saddamâs army. Nice. By the way, officers were not drafted (thatâs how the enlisted ranks were filled). Officers had to be selected and regularly vetted for loyalty and effectiveness. So Saddam decided that he could trust our intrepid correspondent and so did the New York Times. . . . This is Seinfeld reportingâânewsâ about nothing.
As for the New York Times, one wonders why they didnât embed a reporter with the Iraqi forces streaming south. Like Dr. Zaius, were they afraid of what they might find?
Ouch. (Link was bad initially; fixed now.)
UPDATE: A journalistic shell game.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Sadr's triumphant surrender: "The media appear to be unanimous: by getting his butt kicked, surrendering control of Basra, and being mocked as an Iranian catspaw Sadr hasâ¦ succeeded. . . . I havenât seen the media swoon this hard over a militant anti-American in decades. Is Sadr the new Che?" Well, Che was an incompetent buffoon who was a media hero, so . . . .