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News That Ain't Fit To Print
Surprise... More Bias...
[Chris Field] 5/24/04
If you were
paying attention at all, you knew that something really big
happened in the world last Monday.
It was an event that could heavily impact the world's opinion
of the United States. The potential influence it will have on
the 2004 Presidential election is immense. Americans' lives could
well be changed forever. We finally have a defining moment in
an issue that has divided our country for several months.
Did this event answer all the questions Americans have on this
Are more controversies still to come? Certainly.
And yet the New
York Times didn't consider it worthy of front-page
To what do I refer? Nope, not same-sex marriage.
Here's how the Associated Press reported Monday's biggest story:
- A roadside bomb containing deadly sarin nerve agent exploded
near a U.S. military convoy, the U.S. military
said Monday. It was believed to be the first confirmed discovery
of any of the banned weapons that the United States cited in
making its case for the Iraq war."
Why wasn't our "first discovery of Saddam Hussein's weapons
of mass destruction since the war began" (as the New
York Post reported) on the front page of the "Newspaper of Record"?
It didn't fit their liberal agenda.
Instead they dedicated most of their front page ink to the many
same-sex marriages happening in Massachusetts -- certainly a
major story worthy of the front page and in line with the Times'
Also, they gave front-page reporting to the use of Gambian giant
pouched rats for sniffing out land mines in Gondola, Mozambique,
with a nice color photo of a cute little rat eating a piece of
banana. And they printed on the cover page a column about doctors
who work for professional sports teams. But there was zero mention
of the discovery of WMDs in Iraq.
If the Times is going to continue to deny their liberal bias,
then they need to give equal treatment to a major story that
could lead to justifying our move to war. CRO
2004 Human Events