May 16, 2005

It's a tribute...

Newsweek spreads a rumor with reckless carelessness, and 15 have died so far. Roger Kimball of The New Criterion writes:

Here's a question: Why is it that all the stories you read in Time-Newsweek-The New York Times-The Washington Post-Etc. or see on CNN-The BBC-CBS-NBC-Etc., why is it that all their stories about Iraq, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush, etc., why is it that the presumption, the prejudice, the predisposition never goes the other way? Why is it that their reporters always assume the worst: that we're doing dirty at Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., and are primed to pick up and believe any rumor damaging to the United States?...
(Thanks to Glenn Reynolds).

Why? WHY? For the exact same reason "historians" in academe obsess over the "sins," such as slavery or killing indians, of America's founding fathers. It's their EXCUSE. They are aligned with a philosophy that has casually shoveled tens-of-millions into concentration camps, and has left every country it has touched in economic ruin.....and so they feel a little twinge of compunction, and hurry to defame the country that actually gives people freedom and justice in more abundance than any other.

It's a tribute to America; their desperate need to tear us down.

Same with the journalists. Their hammering on "Bush lied" and abu Ghraib is a tribute. They have no real answer to why they are against freedom and prosperity, and the recent liberation of 50 million people. They have no answer to the question "What are you FOR?" So they seize hungrily on any flaw in Bush or America, as if it were a lifeline, and dance around like Gollum with the Precious...

Posted by John Weidner at May 16, 2005 7:33 AM
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