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  •  I agree it's good to see. (10+ / 0-)

    But it's far from perfect, and as you can see, NYT is still playing catch-up with, of all things, the Associated freaking Press.

    I wonder how scared NYT is of being behind the curve, here.  Plenty scared, I hope.  WAPO and AP are kicking their butt.  Never mind McClatchy and the blogs, who rove over the world press.

    •  It's sad (4+ / 0-)

      when WAPO outreports you, these days. I remember when it used to be good, but it's been getting pretty Fauxy since 2000.

      (-9.25, -8.56) No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority. -Robert A. Heinlein

      by kyril on Thu Jul 12, 2007 at 11:57:19 PM PDT

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    •  A scared corporate media . . . (4+ / 0-)

      Now, there's a concept.

      Great diary, LC.

      As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. - Justice William O. Douglas

      by occams hatchet on Fri Jul 13, 2007 at 12:01:05 AM PDT

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    •  Great diary, LC... (3+ / 0-)
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      emal, LithiumCola, artisan

          but I remain upset with the continuing meme from politicians both, Dems and Repugs, and MSM that are now casting the future withdrawal as a failure of the Iraqi government to meet American benchmarks. I get so angry at our double standards. The Iraqi government must operate with a gun to their head from both sectarian opponents and Crocker. How can America, an occupying nation, insist that Iraq give 70-80% of its natural resources to American corporations. If the Iraqi PM forces this through Parliament, he will be dead the minute he steps out of the Green Zone. It would be like Bush going into South Carolina without Secret Service and announcing he was implementing his immigration policy in SC alone as a trial program. He wouldn't make it off the podium.
          We need honest politicians who stand up and tell America we caused this damn problem by invading a sovereign nation, killing its citizens and our soldiers for oil, and now we are trying to hold a gun in their mouths and make them sign our corrupt oil bill that rewards the very oil companies that worked with Cheney to lie our way into Iraq against the UN and 90% of the world.
          I would like to see the entire press corp agree that once Bush starts his lies about Iraq (probably the second sentence), to simply stand and walk out of the press conference en masse. Maybe he would then get the message that his lies just won't cut mustard.

      Eisenhower- "We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage."

      by NC Dem on Fri Jul 13, 2007 at 06:17:01 AM PDT

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      •  I would like to see this too. (0+ / 0-)

        We need honest politicians who stand up and tell America we caused this damn problem by invading a sovereign nation, killing its citizens and our soldiers for oil, and now we are trying to hold a gun in their mouths and make them sign our corrupt oil bill that rewards the very oil companies that worked with Cheney to lie our way into Iraq against the UN and 90% of the world.
           I would like to see the entire press corp agree that once Bush starts his lies about Iraq (probably the second sentence), to simply stand and walk out of the press conference en masse. Maybe he would then get the message that his lies just won't cut mustard.

        There is something sociologically perverse about the fact that the press doesn't do this.

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