Journalists and Iraq (letter)by Frank BelletNews Weekly
, July 17, 2004
Has anyone else noticed how Australian journalists, when commenting on American foreign policy, often quote extracts from the UK Guardian
, the New York Times
or documentary-maker, Michael Moore, as if these people were objective judges of great wisdom? Such journalists should go by their more accurate title of stenographers.
The editors of the UK Guardian
and Michael Moore would criticse President George W. Bush, even if the latter were giving away free ice cream to children.
As for quoting the New York Times
- even US television commentators Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Cal Thomas, Fred Barnes and others have highlighted the fact that the New York Times
has featured a story on the Americans' misbehaviour in Abu Graibh prison 47 times on its front page.
However, the story of the behaviour of terrorists beheading American civilians lost their interest after two days.Frank Bellet,