Maybe if the media keeps digging it will come up with an American interrogator who tortured German POWs during WWII by flushing pages of Mein Kampf down the toilet. What a blockbuster story this would be, after all these years of us thinking that the Nazis were the bad guys.Comment Posted By Van Helsing On 18.05.2005 @ 20:19
This offers a horrifying glimpse into the black festering heart of the MSM. That they would report this even if it were true is disturbing, considering the inevitable violence that it provoked and the fictional incident's high propaganda value to people whose objective is to destroy our civilization. To report something like this basically because they would like it to be true accomplishes what I would have thought to be impossible. It lowers my opinion of Newsweek.Comment Posted By Van Helsing On 15.05.2005 @ 20:34
Amazingly, Cohen is whining that bloggers don't play by the rules that the NY Times is supposed to play by but doesn't. Few blogs have the hubris to try to pass themselves off as reflecting objective reality like the MSM does.
Emphasizing the collective intelligence of the blogosphere is an excellent point. The book The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki presents the theory that collectively we are much more intelligent and make much better decisions than we do as individuals. But for the crowd's intellect to be tapped, it is absolutely essential that there be true diversity of opinion. The superiority of the blogosphere over the crumbling MSM is a perfect illustration of Surowiecki's theory.
No wonder Cohen is so shrill. His paper's days of controlling public debate and determining what is real by fiat are numbered.Comment Posted By Van Helsing On 8.05.2005 @ 16:50
The UN has definitely reached the point of self-parody. Yet from the point of view of the Democratic Party, the UN still seems to be the ultimate arbiter of international right and wrong.Comment Posted By Van Helsing On 1.05.2005 @ 10:52
"The Conscience of the Senate" proves once again that he has absolutely no sense of shame. Good caption for the picture.Comment Posted By Van Helsing On 10.04.2005 @ 18:26
Congratulations on this post, Superhawk. It is generating some monster traffic.Comment Posted By Van Helsing On 29.03.2005 @ 16:58
If Terri Schiavo is dying for the Constitution, she won't be the first. If I had to die for something, the Constitution would be my first choice. A tough call but a good one by Superhawk.Comment Posted By Van Helsing On 24.03.2005 @ 13:06
There's no doubt that Fox would take some major propaganda hits from the other networks if they stood up to CAIR. It would be at the top of newscasts: "Racist Fox Program Incites Hatred of Oppressed Muslims." But the silent majority would be grateful to them for standing up to both CAIR and the other networks. Fox would be demonized, but they're already demonized in the minds of the politically correct. It wouldn't hurt them in terms of viewers; it would make their fans more loyal. Besides, once you start knuckling under, where are you going to stop? There are some kooks out there who want Brit Hume to resign. Maybe Fox News should play it safe and fire Brit?Comment Posted By Van Helsing On 17.03.2005 @ 20:46
Good post. Nobody's objecting to positive portrayals of Arabs, but the patriotic brothers scene in last night's 24 was so corny and contrived that you couldn't forget for a moment that you were being subjected to propaganda at CAIR's behest.Comment Posted By Van Helsing On 15.03.2005 @ 07:33
I'll chill out when the Supreme Court does its job by striking down McCain-Feingold as an arrogant assault on the First Amendment.Comment Posted By Van Helsing On 9.03.2005 @ 12:12