Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Very Annoying Washington Post

By Robert Parry
April 11, 2008

One of the many annoyances about living in George W. Bush’s Washington is to read the commentaries about the Iraq War on the editorial pages of the Washington Post. Possibly never in modern times has a major newspaper been more wrong, more consistently with more arrogance than has the Post on this vital issue.

Beyond getting almost nothing right – from the Post’s certitude over Iraq’s WMD to its reverence for Colin Powell’s U.N. testimony to its excitement over the purple-ink elections to its enthusiasm over whatever latest corner has been turned – the Post also has this obnoxious tendency to mock Americans who don’t share the paper’s wisdom.

Read on.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The WAPO has been shameless in every regards that Parry enumerates, but like the NYT largely has chosen to do, admitting they have been wrong is not on their menu. In a way, I cannot blame them. It would not be a confession to stealing from Grandma's cookie jar. The consequences of this episode in American history are monstrous. To admit complicity in such a debacle of human suffering and death, the orgy of economic waste, and the besmirching of America's image and standing in the world would be probably be beyond the capacity of most people, most organizations. How the newspaper that brought Nixon down has become what it has become is symptomatic of what America has become, greedy, aggressive, frightened, subservient, and benumbed.

Tom Wieliczka said...

The days of the Woodward and Bernstein type of reporter has evaporated into one of yeah-rah-rah Administration note takers, writers and speakers.

Challenge the Administration? "Are you nuts? Hey, I want to keep my job and kiss Bush's butt", say today's reporters!

And the Major US Newspapers and television news reporters actually wonder "why" their reader / watcher circulation has gone down the toilet bowl.

If you want to read the real news, go to any overseas major newspaper to get the truth about the "unreported" war here in the US, both on television and the newspapers. Also watch REAL NEWS on its website, where fighting in Iraq is not blanked out.

Out of sight - out of mind!!

Anonymous said...

The Post, the NY Times and the LA Times, all formerly great papers, have turned into Zionist ragsheets. Their loyalty is to Israel, not the United States.

Anonymous said...

I HATE LIB DEMOS. I wish you and your co-horts had the intelligence to speak without leaving a BAD ordor. You mouth is FULL OF IT.

Anonymous said...

AND THE NYT IS LOSING THEIR MONEY, THEIR POWER.... DUE TO THEIR IGNORANCE AND HOPEFULLY WILL LEARN THAT DEMO STUPIDITYU DOESN'T PAY THEM VERY WELL.

NOR WILL GEORGE SORROS. DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN IS A SOCIALIST? OF COURSE YOU DO. ALL DEMOS WANT TO BE TAKEN CARE OF BY THE GOVERNMENT. THEY ARE DUMB, DON'T WANT TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND FEEL THEY ARE OWED BY EVERYONE. THE SOCIALIST ATTITUDE AT WORK.

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