Saturday, November 05, 2005

A dishonorable discharge of newsprint

The New York Post takes up the challenge begun by Michelle Malkin to the New York Times: Come clean on your obscene omission!
There is saintliness in a soldier's prospective acceptance of an honorable death in combat. To diminish such a deed, especially in service of a political agenda, approaches sacrilege.

So it was with the manner in which The New York Times last week noted the death of Cpl. Jeffrey Starr, USMC, of Snohomish, Wash., who was killed in Ramadi on April 30 during his third tour of duty in Iraq.

The young Marine's death was a centerpiece in the Times' coverage of America's 2,000th combat death in Iraq.

The newspaper's overview of the war is no secret: To hear the Times tell it, Americans are being slaughtered for no reason in an unjust war.

To bolster its argument, the Times last week publicly slandered the memory of a genuine American hero — Cpl. Starr.
If you are not familiar with how the Times slandered his memory, you must read the rest of the story. It is worth another two minutes of your time.

The next time anyone at the NYT starts acting uppity about what constitutes "real" journalism, they need to be bitch slapped.


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