Patterico's Pontifications

7/16/2006

New York Times Editors Tell Us Whose Side They’re On

Filed under: General,Media Bias,War — Patterico @ 9:06 am

The caption to a photo in the New York Times of an enemy sniper:

A sniper loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr fires towards U.S. positions in the cemetery in Najaf, Iraq.

[Times assistant managing editor for photography] Michele McNally: “Right there with the Mahdi army. Incredible courage.”

(h/t Goldstein.)

I am reminded of what Bill Keller said:

I guess I would say if you’re under the impression that the press is neutral in this war on terror, or that we’re agnostic — and you could get that impression from some of the criticism — that couldn’t be more wrong.

As I said to the guys on Pundit Review Radio: you notice he didn’t say which side he’s on.

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