Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Transnational Wing of the MSM 

Today the New York Times published a story about a charter airline that does a lot of business with the CIA. I suspect it didn't contain any information that was subject to a government security clearance, but the piece definitely contains information of interest to, and probably of benefit to anti-American terrorists, whether al-Qaeda or some other breed.

The Times may be based in New York City, but its outlook has become much like CNN's -- they apparently don't have any allegiance to the United States or any other country, with the possible exception of Cuba, since they never seem to miss an opportunity to fawn over Dr. Castro and his cronies. Rather, there is a segment of the mainstream media, including but not limited to the NYT, CNN and the Los Angeles Times, that has become, in a way, a country unto itself. Their only allegiance is to the story, and if the story can be spun in such a way as to make the US look bad, so much the better.

I can't figure out why these organizations think this way. I have a lot of theories, including greed and political bias, but none of them satisfactorily explain why these "journalists" are assisting the bad guys against the one entity on the planet that is willing to expend blood and treasure to assure, among other things, the existence of a free press. One thing is certain -- they all believe to the core that despite their publishing information that aids and abets the terrorists, the United States will ultimately win the struggle. I say this because, if the likes of al-Qaeda were to win, there would no longer be any such thing as a free press, and the very reporters who are now writing stories like the one linked above would likely be among the first to be publicly beheaded on the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium.

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