Out with the Old, In with the Old
Apparently, the NYT can’t learn any new tricks, so they start 2007 with their favorite old trick: bashing conservatives for imagined transgressions. In this case, the "transgression" is posting the video of Saddam’s execution taken by an amateur with a cell phone.
There’s just one little catch: Charles Johnson hasn’t posted the video, only a link to it. In fact, he has only linked to the feed from Google Video so far.
So, in one fell swoop, Bill Carter’s reckless writing manages to screw it up in three different ways:
- Charles Johnson isn’t a "conservative." He supports the Global War on Terror, and recognizes the necessity of fighting it, but disagrees with George W. Bush on many policy decisions, including how we’re fighting the GWOT.
- The cell phone video of Saddam’s execution has never been available from Little Green Footballs.
- The video is available from Google, whose political leanings are overwhelmingly liberal (a fact Bill Carter silently elides).
Here’s hoping the New York Times files for bankruptcy in 2007, the sooner, the better.