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(NYT'S) Editor Bill Keller, Unleashed in London: "A War Going Very Badly in Iraq
Times Watch ^ | 4 December 2007 | Clay Waters

Posted on 12/04/2007 1:55:54 PM PST by shrinkermd

Times Executive Editor Bill Keller delivered the Hugo Young Memorial Lecture in London in November, sponsored by the liberal Guardian newspaper, and said some things to his journalistic friends he might not felt comfortable telling a more general audience.

"...And I would argue that in this clattering, interconnected, dangerous world, journalism that cuts through the noise has never been needed more. We have a war going very badly in Iraq, and another one in Afghanistan where our declaration of victory looks very premature."

"...Third, we are agnostic as to where a story may lead; we do not go into a story with an agenda or a pre-conceived notion. We do not manipulate or hide facts to advance an agenda. We strive to preserve our independence from political and economic interests, including our own advertisers. We do not work in the service of a party, or an industry, or even a country. When there are competing views of a situation, we aim to reflect them as clearly and fairly as we can."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bushbashing; dbm; editorials; nyt
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1 posted on 12/04/2007 1:55:55 PM PST by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd

I take it he can’t get his meds in London.


2 posted on 12/04/2007 1:59:16 PM PST by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: shrinkermd

Hahahahaha! John Murtha disagrees with you! LOL


3 posted on 12/04/2007 1:59:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: shrinkermd

To steal an exclamation from the breathtakingly anti-military and often unfunny, M*A*S*H:

Horse Hockey!


4 posted on 12/04/2007 1:59:31 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: shrinkermd
We do not work in the service of a party, or an industry, or even a country

Then get the F out of this one, traitor!!!

5 posted on 12/04/2007 2:00:23 PM PST by tx_eggman ("Believing without loving turns the best of creeds into a weapon of oppression" Eugene Peterson)
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To: shrinkermd
..this is the clown who released hot info about negotiated secret prisons with our allies.....and then had the nerve to say ....HE didn't think leaking info hurt the US in any way. HE has American blood on his hands.
6 posted on 12/04/2007 2:02:48 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: shrinkermd

so when was he granted a security clearance and given the details that lead him to this conclusion? While I’m at it, when have any of these media and hollywood buffoons received vital info other than what they read in the NY Times? Exactly.


7 posted on 12/04/2007 2:05:22 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: tx_eggman

I have no problem with a journalist presenting just the facts, without being in the service of a party or country.

The problem is that they are most often in the service of the group that is against this country. Being a cheerleader against one side is just as biased as being a cheerleader for one side.


8 posted on 12/04/2007 2:05:33 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: tx_eggman
We do not work in the service of a party, or an industry, or even a country Right. Just an ideology.
9 posted on 12/04/2007 2:06:25 PM PST by Callahan
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To: shrinkermd
We do not work in the service of a party, or an industry, or even a country. When there are competing views of a situation, we aim to reflect them as clearly and fairly as we can."

I am a small German boy, who can sometimes turn into a gaseous planet or a brilliant diamond. When a situation arises, a million yellow monkees come to my aid, bringing television antennas and watermelon taffy.

10 posted on 12/04/2007 2:07:23 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: shrinkermd

We have a war going very badly in Iraq, and another one in Afghanistan where our declaration of victory looks very premature.”

“...Third, we are agnostic as to where a story may lead; we do not go into a story with an agenda or a pre-conceived notion. We do not manipulate or hide facts to advance an agenda.


Glad that he cleared that up!!!


11 posted on 12/04/2007 2:07:57 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (The faithful will keep their heads down, their powder dry and hammer at the enemies flanks.)
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To: shrinkermd
Is Keller delusional?

Or is he stunningly ignorant?

Or simply a liar?

Maybe all of the above?

12 posted on 12/04/2007 2:11:23 PM PST by okie01 (.)
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To: okie01

No, No he’s right. The war isn’t going very well right now for left wing journalists.


13 posted on 12/04/2007 2:29:43 PM PST by sharkhawk (Bear Down Chicago Bears)
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To: shrinkermd

When he says “we” does he mean “we Islamofascists” or “we enemies of Western imperialism” or “we Brits”?


14 posted on 12/04/2007 2:38:04 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: dead

that’s funny


15 posted on 12/04/2007 2:42:14 PM PST by TSchmereL ("Rust but terrify.")
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To: shrinkermd

What a steaming pantload.


16 posted on 12/04/2007 2:47:45 PM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: dead

ROTFLMAO!


17 posted on 12/04/2007 2:48:34 PM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: shrinkermd

Rush and others have been saying that Iraq won’t be an issue in the ‘08 main event because its going well. Are the trash still hanging their hats on this thing for some unknown reason, or is it really going that badly? I don’t believe it is, or that the trash can be right about this.


18 posted on 12/04/2007 2:52:31 PM PST by RushLake (Democrats/MSM have never met a terrorist they didn't like.)
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To: shrinkermd

I guess, according to his train of thought - Killing more terrorists will only contribute to globull warming.


19 posted on 12/04/2007 2:53:08 PM PST by Dacula (So long and thanks for all the fish!)
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To: shrinkermd

How appropriate, leftist weasel Bill Keller goes off to preach to the choir of al-Guardian. Yes, these jackals all get along so well together, because most of the left is united in seeking and working for the destruction of western civilization. They think they will somehow be left standing after allying themselves with the Islamo-fascists, when in reality they would be among the first killed or enslaved after a victory of the jihadists.


20 posted on 12/04/2007 2:55:19 PM PST by Enchante (Democrat terror-fighting motto: "BLEAT - CHEAT - RETREAT - DEFEAT - REPEAT")
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To: shrinkermd
Ah, self-parody is cruel indeed. Nothing like a sanctimonious journalist who insists he serves all of mankind. It's pretty easy to claim objectivity when you're convinced you're God Almighty. I think Keller actually believes this boxcar full of fertilizer but he's in a dwindling minority of idiots who do.

Oh, for the opportunity to ask him in public "Hey Bill, do you have any comment on the fact that the NY Times lost the war in Iraq and America won it?"

21 posted on 12/04/2007 2:55:42 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: shrinkermd

The Guardian, which sponsored the event, and Bill Keller the NYTimes Exec. Editor have something truly in common: An abiding love for Leon Trotsky.


22 posted on 12/04/2007 2:58:14 PM PST by Melchior
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To: shrinkermd
Image hosted by Photobucket.com listen stooopid... the war's over!!!
23 posted on 12/04/2007 3:39:41 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: smoothsailing; jazusamo; RedRover; Just A Nobody

Ping


24 posted on 12/04/2007 4:20:24 PM PST by freema
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To: shrinkermd
Bill Keller is a liar from start to finish. And the MSM wonders why its audience is deserting it in droves. Go figure.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

25 posted on 12/04/2007 4:28:56 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: freema

The turkey needs to double his daily dose of Thorozine. LOL!


26 posted on 12/04/2007 4:37:47 PM PST by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.com)
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To: jazusamo

My thoughts exactly.


27 posted on 12/04/2007 5:59:45 PM PST by freema
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To: freema
Thanks for the ping. I do not have time to post my 3000 word essay on this scum, so I'll just take a shortcut.

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28 posted on 12/05/2007 9:43:24 AM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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