February 23, 2006

The violence in Iraq between Shiites and Sunnis continues following the bombing of the Samarra Golden Mosque yesterday. We certainly appear to be at a tipping point in Iraq’s future: the country has a choice of allowing itself to be torn apart in sectarian violence or choosing strength and unity in the face of aggression by Al-Qaida insurgents trying to incite civil war there. Belmont Club and Bill Roggio (thanks, HH) are recommended essential reads as events continue to unfold there.

I woke up this morning, as I always do, to the classical music station here in Phoenix. They always have news from NPR at the top of every hour, so I get to hear the news from an obviously liberal biased perspective every day, which is fine – no problem there. Usually, I just sigh and move on, knowing the source, but today’s reporting on the Iraq situation I found both infuriating and irresponsible, even by NPR standards.

Now, there is no one (outside of those Iraqis whose political motivations are advanced by any Sunni-Shiite conflict), not even the most ardent anti-Iraq war or Bush-hater, who would argue that yesterday’s attack was anything but the work of Zarqawi and/or Al-Qaida operatives attempting to ignite civil war between the Sunnis and Shiites. But do we hear that from NPR? Not a peep! Instead, what the correspondent focused on (in fact, it was the bulk of the story) was Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accusing the US and Israel of the attacks (!); there was no mention whatsoever of the possible involvement by Al-Qaida. Oversight? Deliberate? You be the judge.

I’m sorry, but when NPR replaces responsible journalism with being a shill and mouthpiece for a dangerous wacko like the president of Iran, they lose any and all credibility in my mind. Congratulations, NPR – you now officially occupy the same turf as Cindy Sheehan, the ACLU, and Air America. Welcome to the land of the tinfoil hat-wearing raving moonbats.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 10:54 | Comments (0)
No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment


goodboys.jpg


Search The Site



Recent Items

Categories

Archives
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006


Blogroll

Syndication

4 Goodboys Only

Site Info