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Freedom On The March.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Fenian_Bastard, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Reuters has been a reliable worldwide news service since before anyone on this board was born. I'm not saying your opinions have no value because you're "not a journalist." I'm just pointing out to the journalists here that you're accusing Reuters of making stuff up on the most important issue in the world today. That's a pretty formidable charge based on what is a demonstrably limited Google search and a lack of actual video. (BTW, I haven't seen video of Hezbollah kidnapping Israeli soldiers, or of the Iranian nuclear program, so I guess reporters are making all that stuff up, too.) I frankly more concerned about the fact that Iraqis are shooting each other all over the provinces where most of them live than I am about a survey conducted by the architects of the war in question, but that's just me. Your last sentence is just incoherent. I'm an elitist so I'm popular.
    As for Bremer, are you telling me that reconstruction money ifrom his time over there sn't missing?
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

  3. Sheesh!

    If you want to pretend that Reuters is an unbiased source - that's your prerogative (but if that's the case - then stop calling into question the "balanced reporting" of other outlets like National Review - unless you want to be a complete hypocrite).

    Personally I need no further proof that everything from Reuters needs to be taken with a grain of salt. They refuse to use the word "terrorist" and when those two Israeli soldiers were taken they even refused to use the word "kidnapped". You view them as Gospel truth sources - fine and dandy. Just don't get your panties in a bunch when other view these types of threads as "there goes Fenian again."

    Corruption is a major problem in most non-developed nations and former 2nd world nations. Sure some money was probably lost to corruption during the reconstruction in Iraq but by the same token - Bill Clinton was president for much of the time during the Big Dig in Boston - do we hold him responsible for the corruption involved with that project?

    As far as video of the Israeli soldiers being captured - I'm frankly surprised that Reuters wasn't tipped off so that they could take pictures.



  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    It had been a while before you had been really stupid.

    Now, go look up Lowell's splits for me and get back into your comfort zone.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    For crying out loud, the NY Times wrote this story almost three months ago and did an update two days ago.
  6. Anybody who thinks Reuters and the National Review are in any way equivalent in terms of their approach to newsgathering is too far gone into Not Knowing what they're talking about for my poor help.
    Also, President Bill Clinton's relationship to a construction project in Boston -- overseen locally by four Republican governors, a Republican adminstrative official, and built by George Schultz's old firm, Bechtel -- strikes me as rather more distant than Paul Bremer's oversight responsibilities in Baghdad, but I don't read the right newspapers, I guess.
    And, BTE? If you think you've ended things by citing the NYT, well, just you wait.
  7. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Well, the New York Times is obviously biased.

    And I would expect someone who upholds Paul Bremer as credible to have an, uh, unorthodox opinion of what is a reliable news source and what is not. Bremer, after all, said the oil revenues would pay for the Iraq invasion, cannot find $9 billion missing -- poof! -- from the Iraq reconstruction fund on his watch and, in my personal favorite, said, "Nobody could have envisioned an insurgency erupting in Iraq."

    Gee, if Bremer spent some time in 2002-03 listening to Howard Dean, reading Paul Krugman and Molly Ivins and scanning the political blogs whose credibility is oh-so-in-doubt because of their obvious liberal bias, he might have had a better idea of what to expect.
  8. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Lou, you're heading off the deep end. Again.
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