Deconstructing the Pundits
Something about the way the Times has covered--and continues to cover--the "war" in Iraq has always put me off. It seemed biased, corporate, and written by those wise people who might better serve predicting traffic or economic trends. Instead, from their lofty positions, they calculate and comment on the blood spilt in the gulf, seeming to lick their chops. But I could never get a bead on it. Thne this article, brilliantly written and researched, helped me come to understand. The so-called paper of record is, when it comes to war, as beholden to corporate Kool-Aid as Fox. Read and see how those who loved the war are wealthy, while those who objected languish. It's really pretty stunning work.