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NYTimes Editorial On Iraq  
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17439 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Interesting editorial regarding the media, suicide bombings, and reality:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/10/opinion/10tierney.html?

"When the other reporters and I finished filling our notebooks, we wondered morosely if we could have done a service to everyone - victims, mourners, readers - by reducing the story to a box score. We all knew the template: number of victims, size of the crater, distance debris had been hurled, height of smoke plume, range at which explosion was heard.

There was no larger lesson except that some insurgents were willing and able to kill civilians, which was not news. We were dutifully presenting as accurate an image as we could of one atrocity, but we knew we were contributing to a distorted picture of life for Iraqis.

The standard advice to newly arrived journalists at that time was: "Relax. It's not nearly as bad here as it looks on TV."
"


E pur si muove -Galileo
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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Thread starter):
insurgents were willing and able to kill civilians, which was not news.

....sad state of affairs, but accurate.  Sad


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Sorry but need a subscription to read it.

The NYT is so left wing these days, is there any point to actually reading one of their opinion pieces.



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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1248 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):
The NYT is so left wing these days, is there any point to actually reading one of their opinion pieces.

Lord forbid you read an opinion you don't like...



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17439 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

"The NYT is so left wing these days, is there any point to actually reading one of their opinion pieces."

I think this is an editorial you'd actually support. I could be wrong. Try entering the www.nytimes.com into www.bugmenot.com and using the logon/password that they provide.



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