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New York Times Streak of Page One Stories on Abu Ghraib ends at 32 Days! (UPDATED: 34 of 37 days)
The New York Times ^ | June 2, 2004

Posted on 06/01/2004 11:16:20 PM PDT by Plutarch

32 successive New York Times front page articles on Abu Ghraib. Since May 1 the New York Times has had a front page article every day, until today.

April 29: TREATMENT OF PRISONERS; G.I.'s Are Accused of Abusing Iraqi Captives

May 1: CAPTIVES; Bush Voices 'Disgust' at Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners

May 2: DETAINEES; OFFICER SUGGESTS IRAQI JAIL ABUSE WAS ENCOURAGED

May 3: PRISONERS; COMMAND ERRORS AIDED IRAQ ABUSE, ARMY HAS FOUND

May 4: PUNISHMENT; ARMY PUNISHES 7 WITH REPRIMANDS FOR PRISON ABUSE

May 5: INMATE; Iraqi Recounts Hours of Abuse By U.S. Troops

May 6: THE PRISON GUARDS; Abuse Charges Bring Anguish In Unit's Home

May 7: THE SOLDIER; From Picture of Pride to Symbol of Abuse

May 8: COMBAT; G.I.'S KILL SCORES OF MILITIA FORCES IN 3 IRAQI CITIES
[NOTE: Abu Ghraib mentioned in first paragraph ]

May 9: THE MILITARY; In Abuse, a Portrayal of Ill-Prepared, Overwhelmed G.I.'s

May 10: PROSECUTION; FIRST TRIAL SET TO BEGIN MAY 19 IN ABUSE IN IRAQ

May 11: THE REPORT; Head of Inquiry On Iraq Abuses Now in Spotlight

May 12: Afghan Gives Own Account Of U.S. Abuse

May 13: PRISON POLICIES; General Took Guantánamo Rules To Iraq for Handling of Prisoners

May 14: THE WHISTLE-BLOWER; Accused Soldier Paints Scene of Eager Mayhem

May 15: MISTREATMENT; Earlier Jail Seen as Incubator for Abuses in Iraq

May 16: THE COURTS-MARTIAL; ACCUSED G.I.'S TRY TO SHIFT BLAME IN PRISON ABUSE

May 17: PRISONERS; SOME IRAQIS HELD OUTSIDE CONTROL OF TOP GENERAL

May 18: INTERROGATIONS; M.P.'s Received Orders to Strip Iraqi Detainees

May 19: ABU GHRAIB; Officer Says Army Tried to Curb Red Cross Visits to Prison in Iraq

May 20: THE COURT-MARTIAL; G.I. PLEADS GUILTY IN COURT-MARTIAL FOR IRAQIS' ABUSE

May 21: THE INTERROGATORS; Afghan Policies On Questioning Landed in Iraq

May 22: THE WITNESSES; Only a Few Spoke Up on Abuse As Many Soldiers Stayed Silent

May 23: SUSPECT; Translator Questioned By Army In Iraq Abuse [Page 12]

May 24: ABUSE; Afghan Deaths Linked to Unit At Iraq Prison

May 25: ARMY SHIFTS; No. 2 Army General to Move In As Top U.S. Commander in Iraq

May 26: INVESTIGATION; ABUSE OF CAPTIVES MORE WIDESPREAD, SAYS ARMY SURVEY

May 27: Three Accused Soldiers Had Records of Unruliness That Went Unpunished

May 28: U.S. Releases More Prisoners From Abu Ghraib

May 29: Cuba Base Sent Its Interrogators to Iraqi Prison

May 30:Scant Evidence Cited in Long Detention of Iraqis

May 31: Army Is Investigating Reports of Assaults and Thefts by G.I.'s Against Iraqi Civilians
[NYT Memorial Day Special]

June 1: Searing Uncertainty for Iraqis Missing Loved Ones

June 2: Afghan Prison Review
[Not on Front Page!]


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abughraib; ccrm; iraq; liberalmedia; mediabias; newyorktimes; nyt; terror
Actually, I am not sure about the last seven days, because the web site doesn't list the page number for recent stories. It doesn't appear that the NYT had a front page story on May 23rd, but that was probably just an oversight on their part. If there are any further inaccuracies I will print a vague correction several days from now at an obscure web site. The NYT's Abu Ghraib front page story streak was reported previously on this thread: Confirmed! The New York Times is ACTUALLY Plotting to Oust Bush!
1 posted on 06/01/2004 11:16:21 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch

wow!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 06/01/2004 11:37:26 PM PDT by WOSG (Peace through Victory! Iraq victory, W victory, American victory!)
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To: Plutarch

I would URGE you to send a post on this bent to the ombudsman...not that it will do any good.


3 posted on 06/01/2004 11:37:28 PM PDT by Keith (The American Press is in violation of Article III, Section 3. Time to prosecute.)
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To: Plutarch

So what anti-Bush hit piece is on the front page instead? It's the Slimes. It's gotta be Bush's fault somehow. It's always Bush's fault. /sarcasm


4 posted on 06/01/2004 11:42:33 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: Keith

I've sent dozens of letters to the editor during the past six months alone. They never published a one.


5 posted on 06/01/2004 11:51:52 PM PDT by mrustow
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To: Plutarch

you can only throw sh1t against the wall so long.
simple mechanics,it being the sh1t won't stick any more.
reality of chesise nature,a substrate must be pourous[ie the ability to hold on to something applied.]
here at fr we are impervious to having sh1t stuck to us.
now the rest of dumbdom can'thold on to much more application.
sorry just science.
GODBLESS US ALL!


6 posted on 06/02/2004 12:18:47 AM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 (saved by GRACE and GRACE alone)
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To: Plutarch

yawn !!!!!


7 posted on 06/02/2004 12:23:30 AM PDT by John Lenin
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To: Plutarch

Wow. Just makes you want to take Bill Keller and chain him to a bunk with Maureen Dowd's 2X panties on his head. Or maybe they're his own panties... hard to tell with metrosexuals.

...just kidding...

... I think.


Seriously, excellent job of research, hope the blogs pick it up.

We saw how well the LA Times's full-court press worked in that California election. Let's see how the mothership of liberal bias does in its attempt.

It's been a while since I played basketball, but ISTR that the coach would call the full-court press when our side was losing. Food for thought.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F


8 posted on 06/02/2004 12:41:39 AM PDT by Criminal Number 18F
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To: Timesink; *CCRM; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Media Schadenfreude and Media Shenanigans PING
9 posted on 06/02/2004 2:07:22 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Plutarch
If Abu Ghraib had occurred during a Gore Administration the coverage would have consisted of one oblique reference buried in another article on page A16 on a Saturday.
10 posted on 06/02/2004 6:15:05 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch

No Abu Ghraib story on page one today? I guess they just don't care about the story. How callous of them!



;O)


11 posted on 06/02/2004 6:17:16 AM PDT by Petronski (They could choose between shame and war. Some chose shame, but got war anyway.)
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To: Petronski

The prison "scandal" will be the stupid dems 2004 Wellstone rally.


12 posted on 06/02/2004 6:22:21 AM PDT by petercooper (Islam is not a religion of peace. It's a sadistic death cult.)
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To: Petronski
No Abu Ghraib story on page one today?

It must have been a bitter pill for them, that they had exhausted every angle, every scrap of additional "news" on this story, and strive as they might, they could not confabulate a piece that they could put above the fold on the front page.

Well, there is always tomorrow!

13 posted on 06/02/2004 6:24:30 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Plutarch

An interesting observation. I believe Bill O'Reilly made a similar observation about a week ago, but I'm glad that you followed up on it.

This should be significant to those who still are under the impression that the NYT is the unbiased center of the media world.

To the rest of us, its a nice tidy statistic that can easily be presented to demonstrate that the media does have an agenda.


14 posted on 06/02/2004 6:25:31 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Plutarch
THEY did the same when they flogged the Augusta Golf Tournament for weeks about women being admitted. No one cared except for the NYTimes and a few feminazis.
15 posted on 06/02/2004 6:28:44 AM PDT by dennisw ("Allah FUBAR!")
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To: Plutarch

Orwellian !


16 posted on 06/02/2004 8:35:36 AM PDT by Helms (Al Gore Has No Core + A Lost Soul In a Political Fishbowl)
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To: kidd
" I believe Bill O'Reilly made a similar observation about a week ago, but I'm glad that you followed up on it."

No validation of FR required by O'Reilly on this matter.

Perhaps O'Reilly has been following the posts here. We have known this and now it is documented.

Yes he did but many on FR have been aware of the war declared by the Orwellian Ministry months ago. Lets add the Boston Globe to the list as well.

O'Reilly simply spread it out further to his audience whom he proclaims to be looking out for.

17 posted on 06/02/2004 8:47:47 AM PDT by Helms (Al Gore Has No Core + A Lost Soul In a Political Fishbowl)
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To: Plutarch

I saw an article that said the only other story that got the same type of page 1 exposure was Watergate. The funny part: Abu Ghraib is already history (and 61% of Americans thought the coverage was overblown). Hehehehe....


18 posted on 06/02/2004 8:52:24 AM PDT by eureka! (May karma come back to the presstitutes and Rats in a material way.....)
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To: Plutarch; Luis Gonzalez; JohnHuang2; rdb3; mhking; Trueblackman; BlkConserv; radiohead; Tuco-bad; ..
Nice documentation, thanks.

Something to keep in mind is that every morning the NY Times has a meeting with their editors. To date, they have refused to publish transcriptions of those meetings even though they have demanded that corporations and government decision makers be more open to them and to the public.

Hypocrisy?! Absolutely.

Do they have something to hide in those meetings (such as demands that their underlings "get Bush")?! Absolutely.

Nonetheless, this provides us with low-hanging fruit to grab over and over again. Every letter that we write to and about them, every phone call that we make and every interview that conservatives give, we can demand that the NY Times' editors make their daily meetings public.

What is it that the NY Times Editors are deciding in smoke-filled back-rooms??

The public has a right to know.

19 posted on 06/05/2004 11:05:21 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Plutarch

Big Deal.

My streak of not even reading the NY Times stands at 12 years, three months, 17 days, four hours, and 10 minutes.


20 posted on 06/05/2004 11:08:26 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: Plutarch

So wucking phut. Let us hope something bad happens to them.


21 posted on 06/05/2004 11:10:30 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Plutarch; maica; Freee-dame; Trinity_Tx; onyx

Amazing!


22 posted on 06/05/2004 11:23:50 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Helms
Orwellian !

Indeed.

23 posted on 06/05/2004 11:27:38 PM PDT by Fraulein
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To: Travis McGee; Plutarch
LOL isn't it tho?

Sheesh.. I'm almost glad they do it. Just shows how out of touch they are in their feeding frenzy - living in their own ideological isolation from Real People.

As the Real People clue in on the feeding frenzy, they feel compelled to polarize just to balance out the Liberal extremism.

Yay. lol
24 posted on 06/06/2004 12:28:26 AM PDT by Trinity_Tx (Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believin as we already do)
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To: Trinity_Tx

Yep, they're just outing themselves in flyover country as the America-hating fools they are.


25 posted on 06/06/2004 12:52:28 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: MojoWire

I have *not read* the NYT continuously for my entire 63 years.


26 posted on 06/06/2004 6:25:25 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Plutarch

BUMP!


27 posted on 06/06/2004 6:23:33 PM PDT by jmstein7 (Real Men Don't Need Chunks of Government Metal on Their Chests to be Heroes)
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To: jmstein7
After a brief respite, the NYT is back in full throated cry on Abu Ghraib. I am not sure that these stories all made the front page (the NYT web site doesn't indicate page number until the article is a week old). No one can acuse the NYT of pursuing this story with insufficient vigor. The Aljazeera reporters on Saddam's payroll would never have pursued the story this relentlessly, for fear of blowing their cover.

June 3: Complaint Seeks Data on Prisoners[Not front page]

June 4: Abu Ghraib Inquiry Is Said to Focus on Head of Its Interrogation Center

June 5: U.N. Rights Chief Says Prison Abuse May Be War Crime

June 5: Army Opens Investigation of Shooting in Kufa

June 6: Trouble in Private U.S. Jails Preceded Job Fixing Iraq's

June 6: Wide Gaps Seen in U.S. Inquiries on Prison Abuse

June 7: U.S. Releases More Prisoners; Bombings Kill at Least 21 Iraqis


28 posted on 06/06/2004 9:43:54 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: jmstein7
There you go again NY Times! Another Page One article on Abu Ghraib. That is 35 of 38 days.

Jan 8: Lawyers Decided Bans on Torture Didn't Bind Bush

The MSM community will be so outraged by the NYT's gratititous Abu Ghraib overkill, they will award the NY Times a Pulitzer Prize for it (mark my words).

29 posted on 06/07/2004 10:46:34 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: MojoWire

Wow...mine stands at 47 years, 2 months, and 11 days.


30 posted on 06/15/2005 12:24:36 PM PDT by truthluva
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To: Plutarch

This is unbelievable, isn't it?


31 posted on 06/15/2005 3:59:13 PM PDT by scott7278 (Before I give you the benefit of my reply, I'd like to know what we're talking about.)
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yes, yes it is web dizajn
32 posted on 01/20/2011 6:58:42 AM PST by alexbg
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To: Plutarch; devolve; Fiddlstix; PhilDragoo

So where is the coverage by the NY Slimes on the Benghazi, Libya Terrorist attack in which FOUR of our people have been killed?

https://www.facebook.com/richard.meek.39/posts/3292649613803?ref=notif&notif_t=feed_comment


33 posted on 10/15/2012 7:08:24 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: y'all

Text there:

New York Times coverage of the Benghazi Consulate Attack: NOTHING on the front page whatsoever! Zero, Zip, Nada !!

This on a day after the Sunday Morning News Shows were lit up with that as their number one topic for discussion.

I recall the Abu Ghraib Prison “torture and prisoner abuse” story ... remember that? The New York Times was all over that story.

Of course, that was when there was Republican in the White House. Even after the story had broken and later when there was NO NEW NEWS to report, the New York Slimes had it on their front page for THIRTY-TWO (32) DAYS back in April and May of 2004!!

Four of our people were killed in Benghazi, Libya. President Obama fiddled while Benghazi burned and our people were killed in a Terrorist attack, and the New York Times decides it is not important enough to report on their front page.

No wonder New York Slimes subscribers are dropping like flies!


34 posted on 10/15/2012 7:09:29 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: MeekOneGOP


"Just a few bumps in the road....."



35 posted on 10/15/2012 3:22:51 PM PDT by devolve (----- ------- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ----------------------------)
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