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L.A. Times Ignores Terror Financing Trial

Filed under: Dog Trainer,Terrorism — Justin Levine @ 12:41 pm

[posted by Justin Levine] 

Add the L.A. Times to the long list of news outlets that have neglected to cover the largest terror financing trial in history and the CAIR connections that it has helped unearth. (If they have provided coverage to it, I must have missed it. But a search on their website doesn’t suggest that it has.)

I have admittedly criticized the L.A. Times in the past for concentrating too much on news out of Washington and international circles at the expense of more solid local coverage of Southern California which is desperately needed – so I don’t wish to seem hypocritical here. I just simply believe that there are already plenty of other papers that can provide adequate coverage of national politics and international affairs, but few consistent news outlets for the relatively important region of Southern California for those who actually live here. However, if the Times insists on trying to brand itself as a national paper, they could at least get on the ball with important stories like this one.

[Update:  A Times’ employee disputes the fact that they have ignored the trial. My response here.]

12 Responses to “L.A. Times Ignores Terror Financing Trial”

  1. I agree, Justin. This trial is huge and every newspaper in the country should run something on it, let alone a nationally-focused paper.

    DRJ (8b9d41)

  2. Yeh, they’ll cover this just like they covered the Sami al-Aryan trials (if I spelled his name wrong, pardon me, but I’m working from a phonetic memory file here). Then, they had to explain to everyone why he pled guilty, and agreed to deportation.

    Another Drew (8018ee)

  3. In other ignored AP news, Donald Vance, a Navy veteran, claims that he was imprisoned for 97 days by the U.S. military for helping the FBI uncover illegal arms deals in Iraq.

    Another whistleblower,

    Bunnatine “Bunny” Greenhouse knows this only too well. As the highest-ranking civilian contracting officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, she testified before a congressional committee in 2005 that she found widespread fraud in multibillion-dollar rebuilding contracts awarded to former Halliburton subsidiary KBR.

    Righties throw a conniption about paying taxes, but there is still 8.8 Billion dollars of our money missing in Iraq. Shouldn’t we find it? Now?

    Psyberian (9a155b)

  4. Well unlike the WaPo the Washingtion Examiner has been carrying the story yesterday, twice in fact even though they are AP wire stories…

    The Washington Examiner also had another story on August 23 where C.A.I.R. was whining about the fall off of contributions…

    On August 21 the Examiner carried a story about KinderUSA which in similer…

    Why do people read the WaPo?

    juandos (4cdb62)

  5. Here’s one story the L.A. Times is helping out the bad guys: AL-HARAMAIN v. BUSH SURVEILLANCE HEARING

    juandos (4cdb62)

  6. Who reads the LAT? Twenty or so years ago you could walk through our main room of 200 or so persons and see a copy of the Times, or a section of it, on virtually every desk. Now? There is one copy on a manager’s desk. The Times is the proverbial “if a tree falls in the forest and there is nobody there to see it or hear it, did it fall at all?” item in our shopping area, and we don’t buy it.

    Howard Veit (4ba8d4)

  7. Is Psyberian AF in drag? Link to story that has nothing to do with post (check), comment on why the right is wrong [or needs to do SOMETHING else] (check) hmm…

    Justin: The LAT can’t cover this trial as they would have to rely on facts to state the progress of the trial, we all know how they feel about those things.

    Lord Nazh© (458803)

  8. You’ve got to wonder if AF, with his well documented anti-Zionist and pro-Palestinian views is tracking the trial closely. My guess would be a big affirmative. Leave no traces. Plausible deniability for anybody with any connection.

    daleyrocks (906622)

  9. Justin:
    You did miss them. Greg Krikorian, a Los Angeles Times staff writer based in Los Angeles, has written several bylined stories from Dallas on this trial. The are searchable on

    Steve Clow (483101)

  10. My point is Nazh, it isn’t hard to find news on the left that gets ignored too.

    Who annointed you a Lord anyway? What cult are you a Lord of?

    Psyberian (9a155b)

  11. Ahh psyber, the name is Lord Nazh, it is not a title.

    And the point was you weren’t on topic and you attacked the ‘right’ with your off-topic link. AF does the same thing.

    Lord Nazh© (c4715e)

  12. If your name is actually “Lord,” then that’s even worse.

    I’ll let DRJ, Patterico or Silent Clam tell me if I get too far off topic.

    Psyberian (9a155b)

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