NY Times Accepts the Unacceptable

December 13th, 2005 1:29 AM
The New York Times has proven itself to be selective in its reporting the details about the war in Iraq, but it seems to have no problem running all-out attack ads on President Bush in regards to the same. As Bill O'Reilly reported on FOX News tonight, World Can't Wait's "next phase of the battle to drive out the Bush regime by placing a full page ad in the NY Times" ran on page A17 in the Times today

"Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq...

"Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule...

"People look at all this and think of Hitler — and they are right to do so. The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come."

Among those whose signatures appear on the ad are Jane Fonda, Edward Asner, Martin Sheen, Ward Churchill, Cindy Sheehan, and NY State Senator Tom Duane, who seemed to have no problem including his name along with extremists who think America is evil.

In addition to the ad, the organization's other planned efforts are, "to drown out Bush's State of the Union address in January," which will consist of, "local actions as well as a national demonstration in Washington D.C. on the Saturday following the State of the Union Address."

Ed Koch writing about the "NY Times' Terror Bias" a year ago, pointed out that the paper left out certain details of the decapitation by terrorists in Iraq of American civilian Eugene Armstrong, in regards to their mentality, "Please note that the news article omitted an important part of the story, which was the exact phrase uttered by the executioner at the time he cut Armstrong’s throat and severed his head from his body. That phrase was “Oh you Christian dog, Bush, stop your arrogance.”

Sounds chillingly similar to the World Can't Wait ad.

Also, the Times seems to have no problem failing to report the 'good' news about Iraq to the U.S. public, such as when Iraq's new prime minister, Iyad Allawi, said, "I would like to thank the coalition, led by the United States, for the sacrifices they have provided in the process of the liberation of Iraq."

It's interesting to note that along with USA Today and the New Yorker magazine, the NY Times recently sold ad space to Beyond Belief Media for their declared war on Christmas. This group boldly states, "The mission of Beyond Belief Media is to provoke conversation about the dangers of religious belief."

By the way, I couldn't find any disclaimers by the paper on the ads

Sharon Hughes is a Radio Talk Show Host heard on KDIA in San Francisco and RIGHTALK.com. Her weekly column apears in many recognized news sites. Sharon's blogs: Veritas and WOMANTalk!