New Yorker Wins Medal of Honor, NYT Ignores
It will be interesting to see the New York Times try to wiggle an excuse to get out of the consequences of this, if they even have the decency to try. It will be interesting to watch the backlash and the apologists. It is interesting, but sadly not shocking.
Every major daily paper in New York took note of President Bush’s decision to bestow the first Medal of Honor of Operation Enduring Freedom on Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy - a Long Islander who gave his life for his country and his fellow SEALs.
Every paper but one, that is.
And it shouldn’t be particularly hard to guess which one.
Indeed, it wasn’t hard to guess. Every chance they get to reveal our secrets to the enemy, they have delivered. Every chance they get to destroy moral, report negatively on the war efforts, or defame our troops, they go page one. I stand with the New York Post in awarding the Times the Medal of Dis-honer.
What do you think the New York Times focus on instead?
What did the paper of record focus on yesterday? No fewer than three stories reported on how Americans had killed innocent Iraqi civilians.
It makes me sick.
The man died in the service of his country, receives one of its top commendations and the NY Times impugns him by turning their back on his life story. Well, that will create a backlash as most Americans will now be returning the favor to the NY Times and turn their backs on it. I would bet this just may be the moment the NY Times went out of business. Optimistic? Harsh? I’m not so sure. How else do you honor the man and all those who died or were injured fighting for us? Even if you don’t agree with the war or how we got in it, most people would find this an even worse infraction in simple human decency. You honor them by making clear the contempt and disgust we hold for such a petty act. And no pretend excuse will save them from their just desserts. In fact it may make the matter even worse.
Almost shocking and certainly sad. It’s a wonder New Yorkers don’t run the paper right out of town for this one. But then perhaps it mirrors at least a majority of New Yorker’s sentiments, too?