Tuesday, March 14, 2006

case in point

Regarding how the NY Times and other liberal outlets bend over backwards to publish stories about any ONE person they can find that fits their larger world view. This finding from Opinion Journal:


Yesterday we noted that the New York Times had published a page 1 story on Abu Ghraib on the same day that it published a story on page 8 about the murder of a hostage, who, as the Times reported the next day on page 10, was apparently tortured before being slain. Today the Times reports its Abu Ghraib story may have been fake:

The online magazine Salon is challenging the identity of a man profiled by The New York Times in a front-page article on Saturday who says he is the iconic hooded figure in a published photograph who was abused by Americans at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003 and 2004.

Salon bases its challenge on an examination of a set of 280 Abu Ghraib photographs it has been studying for several weeks and an interview with an official of the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, known as the C.I.D., who says the man identified by The Times is not the detainee in the photograph.

On Monday, Chris Grey, chief spokesman for the investigations unit, asked about the challenge, confirmed to The Times in an e-mail message: "We have had several detainees claim they were the person depicted in the photograph in question. Our investigation indicates that the person you have is not the detainee who was depicted in the photograph released in connection with the Abu Ghraib investigation.

The story raising doubts about the page 1 story appeared on page 17.


Monday, March 13, 2006

Turning the corner though

Turning the corner though vigilence still needed.

It is beginning to get recognized by more and more people that the major news outlets of this country are deliberately biased. All of the anti-Bush stories are just part of this desire to convince everyone that their worldview is the correct worldview.

And to this end they create true, though incredibly deceptive stories. The tip-offs I have mentioned before are vague terminoly such as 'many now believe', 'many analysts are saying', etc.

And as these methods get fully discovered they dig into new areas of deception, such as the straw man argument.

You can find one person out there to fit just about any story you want to tell. And so this is what the major media outlets are resorting to now. Brokeback Mountain is one example. How to change the mindset of 'cowboys'? Tell a story about two gay cowboys. It's a true story. But the goal is to act as if its widespread. The goal is to have the story 'hit home' with red state america and convert people to the religion of the democratic party.

You can spot these stories out there. They take the stereotypical voter for the Republican Party and then they find someone that fits that mold who is questioning the party and then they write a front page story with the pretense that a trend has started.

Anyways.. you'll see it now that your looking for it. Just stay vigilent. It's giving way slowly. Decades of news dominance by Brokaw, Rather, and liberals up and down all the newsrooms and newsdesks. It's slowly giving way as we speak.