Skip to comments.REMBERING AL QAQAA (NY Slimes Accountable?)
Posted on 02/28/2005 4:37:09 PM PST by CT CONSERVATIVE
Let me add this to Byrons fine story today: The New York Times has never investigated and never had its ombudsman, Daniel Okrent, investigate this extraordinarily newsworthy question: Was the Grey Lady manipulated by a UN official, Mohammed ElBaradei, as part of a plot to affect the outcome of a U.S. presidential election?
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The Gray Lady should hang her head in shame.
Nope. Willing participant...
The Gray Lady should hang her head in shame.
Think a flood of letters to the ombudsmen would shame them?
I'm sure the NYT is as capable of feeling deep, shameful remorse as long as, say, Bill Clinton: for about 2 1/2 seconds
If anything, the initiative for this piece of lying propaganda probably came from the New York Times.
These people all hang around the same cocktail circuit in New York. It's likely enough that Pinch Sulzberger gave instructions that he wanted a major Bush scandal right before the election, and all his editors and reporters were busy drumming up business.
Probably one of them was talking to Mohammed ElBaradei and asked him if he had any hot stuff against Bush.
The only reason there wasn't more of a Rathergate type reaction was that the whole thing was so feeble it never went anywhere. It started to fall apart within hours.
SOP for the Slime.
This is but the tip of the iceberg.
My opinion. Yes, the NY Times was manipulated. Willingly.
Just as they let Joe Wilson use their pages for his own (and their) ends. In fact, El Baradei is probably complicit in that scheme too, having to do with yellowcake as it is and those forged documents.
Just as they front-paged (as they did with Wilson--the minute President Bush was out of the country) the "secret-tapes" ploy.
I just found out they have hired none other than Richard Clarke to write a regular column (to appear every 3 weeks, says he) in their Sunday magazine, too.
They should be treated with contempt for the trash they are.
It is a good reminder of uphill battle against the MSM in the ,04 race.
I have been listening to a local (Dallas) radio talk show that had a guy named Dave Gabitz (sp) on. He has written a book--I got in late and don't know name yet---about his job as a US weapons inspector in Iraq.
As I said, I got in late, but I heard him say that he KNEW of places that had WMDs--that local Iraqis had told him about and that were in places that the CIA had alerted them to---
Anyway, he said that NO ONE ever went to some of the places and dug---he said that for the last 18 months, he has been trying to talk to the "powers that be" to try to get them to look further, because in his opinion, there really were WMDs where intelligence said there was---
The reason he is writing book now, is because when "they" said the search for WMDs was officially over, and they hadn't looked in the places he KNEW of, he decided to tell the truth is a book--
He says he doesn't blame Bush, that he knows Bush was right, but the agencys between he and Bush dropped the ball.
I will listen for name of book-- the guy is working in the Medical Examiners Office in Dallas now.
Sorry for putting this on this thread, but I didn't know which other thread to use---
ARE YOU SERIOUS????!!!! Richard Clarke writing a column for the NYT? The same Richard Clarke who told one story under oath to the 911 commission and then told the opposite story in his book in order to make money? The Times is bad...but they couldn't be that STUPID, could they?
I am not naive, but still my jaw dropped when I read this:
And check out the premise of this "question" and Richard "Sixty Minutes loved my book" Clarke's answer:
Does Clarke have a view on whether the White House is using special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to punish Judith Miller of The New York Times in the Valerie Plame leak case? I don't know about that, he says slowly, then sounding as if he were talking about himself, adds, but as a general statement they do hold grudges. They do go after people.
Check it out. The media howled for an investigation into the Plame business and now they're going to claim the WH is using it to harrass reporters. And the Times' new columnist agrees with this outrageous accusation. Not that that surprises me.
Yes, his little column will bear watching.
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