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  •  Clay, you are such a hack... (8+ / 0-)

    First:  Go read Update II from Greenwald's article.  

    There is a fucking screencap of the NY Times article to which he was referring.  It quite clearly shows that the NY Times initially claimed it was a "suicide bomber."  Apparently the NY Times changed the story later without adding a note about the correction.

    How did you miss the pictorial evidence vindicating Greenwald's citation?  Did you not even read the article that you are criticizing?  What other explanation can there be for you to miss something that is so obvious?

    Second: Whether the bomb was a suicide attack or remotely detonated, it is completely tangential to Greenwald's main point, i.e. Western Journalism covers similar attacks in very different lights depending on who is carrying out the attack.  The contrast in coverage between Nidal Hasan's attack on Fort Hood and the bombing in Damascus has already vindicated Greenwald's article.

    Third: I recommend that everyone go and actually read the article that Clay has chosen to criticize in this diary.  There is no amount of mockery that I can put into this comment that will sway your attitude more than just having you see how blatantly the author has distorted Greenwald's article.

    •  THere is a distinction that can be made (2+ / 0-)
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      between Fort Hood and the bombing in Damascus that does not require media bias. The distinction is outlined in the diary. Personally, I don't see how they're remotely similar.

    •  This is the fucking sceencap of the NY Times to (0+ / 0-)

      which he was referring,  the highlighting is Greenwald's :

      so everybody but you and Greenwald can see that the NY Times says it was a suicide bomber "according to state television and activists" not definitively according to the NY Times. Robert Mackey of the NY Times made that very clear to Greenwald, hence:

      UPDATE III: The New York Times‘ Robert Mackey insists that I made two significant errors here: namely, the above-mentioned Omar Waraich covers Pakistan, not “the region,” and the NYT – in the very paragraph I just printed in full above — attributed the report of the suicide bombing to “state television and activists.” Duly noted; I’ll leave it to others to decide if those are errors and, if so, how significant they are.
      Also Greenwald neglected to mention that the NY Times had changed that first paragraph. This is what I found when I followed the link Greenwald gave:

      That's probably why he provided the screencap, he knew that they had changed it and just providing the link wouldn't prove his case, but as you see, it really didn't in the first place.

      Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

      by Clay Claiborne on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 07:20:59 PM PDT

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