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Thursday, December 29, 2005

New York Post smacks down its competitor

The New York Times has seriously exposed it credibility and its reputation and their competitor the New York Post has moved in to strike a blow. With the headline "THE GRAY LADY TOYS WITH TREASON" the Post launches into painting a picture of the NYT as an enemy. The first line asks the question:
" Has The New York Times declared itself to be on the front line in the war against the War on Terror?"
The Post unveils the thinly disguised hypocrisy of the Times where it comes to classified leaks and the Valerie Plame case:
"It has published classified information — and thereby knowingly blown the covers of secret programs and agencies engaged in combating the terrorist threat."
"...though the folks who reacted to the naming of Valerie Plame as a CIA operative aren't exactly shrieking for another grand jury investigation."
The Post points out the Times holding the story for a year and then notes the timing coincides with a book release and the renewal of the Patriot Act:
'The Times says it held the story for more than a year, provoking a predictable uproar on the left. So why did it finally go ahead?

According to a Los Angeles Times report, New York Times editors knew that a book by the article's author was to be published in just a few weeks — and they feared losing their "exclusive" to their own reporter's outside work.

But the exact timing is highly suspect. The article appeared on the very day that the Senate was to vote on a Democratic filibuster against renewal of the anti-terrorist Patriot Act — a vote the Bush administration then lost. At least two previously undecided senators said they voted against the act precisely because of the Times piece.'

The Post also details a other revelations by the Times regarding specific security procedures designed to keep us safe such as the CIA posing as a private charter airline and NYPD plain clothes cops during demonstrations. The Times seems to be methodically stripping all the tools law enforcement uses to protect. The Post clearly points out the result of the Times' irresponsibility:

"The Times, it appears, is less concerned with promoting its dubious views on civil liberties than with undercutting the Bush administration. The end result of the paper's flagrant irresponsibility: Lives have been put in danger on the international, national and local levels.

The ability of the nation to perform the most fundamental mission of any government — protection of its citizens — has been pointlessly compromised."

The bottom line is that there is a high probability that people will die as a result of the New York Times treachery. Islamic radicals stated about the muslims that died on 9/11 that they were martyrs in a cause. Is this how the NYT feels about those whose safety has been compromised by their treason: they will be martyrs for the cause of trying to take down a president? I am sure this article will be dismissed as a hit piece by a competitor trying to get an edge. I think this is the kind of coverage that should be on all of the newspapers and news shows across the country. The Post was too kind. The Times has gone beyond toying with treason, they are up to their necks in it.


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