Roger Cohen writes from Afghanistan:
Of the 770 detainees grabbed here and there and flown to Guantánamo, only 23 have ever been charged with a crime. Of the more than 500 so far released, many traumatized by those “enhanced” techniques, not one has received an apology or compensation for their season in hell.
Cohen’s source: [...]
The NY Times Dashboard seems to most quickly post election results (tell me if you find one that’s faster). It also has a neat tab that tracks the various news networks’ callings of various states.
You know, the more I read the New York Times the more I realize those Manhattan financial district reporters may be awfully smart but still don’t have a clue what they’re talking about. They keep telling the rest of us what we “need to understand.” Apparently we “need to understand” that if taxpayers don’t hand [...]
If you need another reminder that George W. Bush’s political games matter more than as a way of keeping partisan score, go ahead and read today’s piece by Charlie Savage of the New York Times. Savage’s article documents that the immigration judges appointed by the Bush administration — using illegal standards based on partisan loyalty [...]
“Far Left,” “left-wing,” “purists.” That’s how the New York Times refers to Americans who are dismayed that after promising to filibuster the FISA Amendments Act, Barack Obama actually voted to stop the filibuster and then voted for its passage.
The FISA Amendments Act is the bill now passed into law that gives a president’s administration [...]
Last week, I endorsed the Torture News Strike, an action being carried out by people upset that most American newspapers have utterly failed to cover the confession by George W. Bush that he not only knew of torture being carried out by U.S. Government forces, that he not only asked his senior cabinet officials to [...]
Democrats.com has a full list of all the American papers providing coverage of the story that President George W. Bush has confessed to personally approving a U.S. Government conspiracy to commit torture. Here’s the list as of April 17:
Brattleboro (Vt.) ReformerKansas City StarSeattle Post-IntelligencerTuscaloosa (Ala.) News
If your newspaper is not on this [...]
My letter to the editor of the New York Times on the paper’s complete lack of coverage of the president’s torture conspiracy admission:
To the Editor:
On Thursday, the Times dedicated 19 square inches to a photograph of dancing nuns. In the 1990s, the Times dedicated countless pages to coverage of a president’s sex act. [...]
The New York Times made space today for an article with the completely irrelevant news that Cindy McCain plagiarized her favorite recipes from the Food Network.
And yet, for the fifth day in a row, the New York Times has found no space whatsoever to share the news with its readers that George W. Bush [...]