09
Mar
11

Greenwald contra NYT

This, in a nutshell, is why I don’t consider the New York Times a serious venue for news:

After quoting the attempts of two NYT editors to justify the Grey Lady’s refusal to call waterboarding “torture” when performed by Americans, Greenwald quotes a NYT article that cheerfully calls waterboarding “torture” as performed by Nazis.  He concludes:

[A]ccording to The New York Times, it’s journalistically improper to call waterboarding “torture” — when done by the United States, but when Nazi Germany (or, more generally, China) does exactly the same thing, then it may be called “torture” repeatedly and without qualification. An organization which behaves this way may be called many things; “journalist” isn’t one of them.

“Venal” and “boot-licking”, though….

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