Skip to comments.They’re their own worst enemies: See Murtha, Times self-destruct
Posted on 06/27/2006 6:34:12 AM PDT by cloud8
Prosecute The New York Times and censure Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.)? I have a better idea: Sit back and watch them self-destruct.
Murtha and The New York Times have done more to aid the fight for Republicans to retain their House and Senate majorities in the last couple of days than Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman could possibly do all year.
But no one, not even the guys who are so devoted to the GOP that they wear elephants on their ties, should be cheering.
What has been lost by Murthas rantings and the Times irresponsibility can never be regained by electoral victory in the fall. But nor will they regain what they have lost by their own words and actions - the moral high ground.
Lets start with the Times. We are less safe today from terrorist attack than we were before the Times disclosed the existence of the National Security Agencys terrorist surveillance program.
We are more in danger today because The New York Times and other outlets disclosed that American intelligence has access to foreign banking transactions.
Combined, these two programs gave American officials tools they did not have before Sept. 11 to track and disrupt terrorist plots before thousands die.
By the Times own admission, the penetration into international banking networks helped track down the Bali bombers.
How many more innocent young lives were saved, as a result, from a similar fate in other discos in other terrorist strongholds or, as possible, in a nightclub in New York?
Before the Times revealed the two security programs, literally in black and white, al-Qaeda and its allies did not know, could no know for sure, how best to avoid detection.
They know now.
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Are not the LA and NY Times publicly traded stocks? Are there not laws which make it illegal for a company to actively work against the best interests of its stock holders? Has not the personal bias of those high up in both organizations driven down the value of the stocks and thus work at odds against those who finance the organizations? I say stock holders should sue to recoup their losses caused by those who hold their personal biases in higher regard than the welfare of the stock holders.
Ive no doubt most Americans respect Murthas valor in Vietnam.
Murtha was a glorified clerk in search of a wound and a militarty legacy for his political future, just like Kerry and Gore.
You're not kidding about that ping list!
Meaning what? How quickly I included you on it? :-)
Nothing like good customer service!
I am a professional! ;)
Time to put the NY Times on the terrorist watch list.
Gore would have probably gotten a Purple Heart too if he could have just figured out how to wound himself with an empty M-16.
I smell a bumper sticker:
Has the New York Times Made You More Safe?
> Murtha was a glorified clerk in search of a wound and a militarty legacy for his political future, just like Kerry and Gore.
True, Murtha lets people think he fought side by side with Sylvester Stallone. It's a cliche of the times that a journalist has to tip his hat to a vet.
Mine would be:
NYT...BRINGING BACK THE TERROR
NYT- Protecting the Rights Of Terrorists since 9-11-01
That is part of the issue that Ann Coulter addressed up when she criticized Sheehan and the Jersey girls, the tactic of the left of creating certain classes we can't debate because of their self-adopted status of untouchable.
The left saw how much mileage the right got from legitimate heroes so they co-opted some of their own.
Note my new tag line I started using earlier today.
The New York Times has lots of dirty laundry, especially in their history of "Pulitzer" winners. The case of Walter Duranty covering Stalin comes to mind. To my knowledge, Pinch still hasn't revoked the Pulitzer, even after NYT acknowledged it was a mistake and with much public pressure.
PARSIPPANY, N.J. - From North America to Russia, from India to Argentina, in newspapers and magazines, on radio and television, and online in various publications and discussion groups, the case of Walter Duranty continues to be in the headlines.
The Chicago Tribune of June 25, published a story by Senior Correspondent Charles Leroux, who reported that "In 1932, the Pulitzer Prize went to a foreign correspondent who concealed a famine and the deaths of millions. Ukrainians want that prize revoked."
Headlined "Bearing witness," the story focuses on one survivor of the Great Famine, Anatole Kolomayets of Chicago, and his reaction to the Duranty debacle. "He does not belong with the honest men. It [awarding the prize to Duranty] was shameful," Mr. Kolomayets told the Tribune.
Mr. Leroux wrote that "Duranty had made a deal with what turned out to be the devil. In 1929, an exclusive interview with Stalin secured him tremendous influence in his profession. ... In exchange for continued precious access to the Kremlin, he agreed to report favorably on Stalin's plan to raise industrial and agricultural productivity and the standard of living for citizens of the USSR."
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