Just when I thought Newsweek was way too weepy-liberal...

...they print "Avoiding the Cross Hairs" by Rod Nordland in 2004-04-12's edition (p31), wherein he describes slinking around Iraq, because, you know, people who want to communicate a country's plight to the outside world must be brutally murdered.

The quote:

Outside of a few hard-core places, like Fallujah, the bad guys are a small minority. But they're a minority with lots of explosives, and no scruples at all. (emphasis mine)

Makes you wonder exactly whose fault it is that Iraq's mess is in the headlines? Note, I didn't say that it's such a mess - that would imply that news reporters, editors, copywriters and media owners were unblinkingly unbiased. Which, if you followed CNN's deal with the devil in the quoted country, and the New York Times' arrogantly ignorant and laughable wrong "all the news that's fit to print" slogan, you would know is flat out false.

You do know that, right?

Written by Andrew Ittner in misc on Tue 13 April 2004. Tags: international, news