NYT Site Airs Clip Resembling 'Commercial for Iraqi Terrorists'
Little Green Footballs seized on a video "op-ed" posted on the New York Times website, six minutes of clips from a documentary called Meeting Resistance by Molly Bingham and Steve Connors, interspersed with anti-"occupation" text. LGF asks: "How low can the New York Times Go?" Airing what looks like a "commercial for Iraqi terrorists."
Bingham, an heiress to the Louisville newspaper dynasty, was Vice President Gore's official photographer from 1998 to 2001 and is best known for being taken hostage briefly while working as a photographer in Iraq. At the promotional website meetingresistance.com, the film is praised by former Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal: "THIS BREAKTHROUGH FILM, the single most astonishing documentary yet on the Iraq war, portrays a full range of insurgents .... explaining their motives and actions, from the first days of the insurgency onward."
The website's promotional copy clearly signals a sympathy for the Iraqi insurgency reminiscent of the American left's sympathy for the Vietnamese (see the what-if-someone-invaded-America line of Jane Fonda):
What would you do if your country was invaded? MEETING RESISTANCE raises the veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency by meeting face to face with individuals who are passionately engaged in the struggle, and documenting for the very first time, the sentiments experienced and actions taken by a nation's citizens when their homeland is occupied. Voices that have previously not been heard, male and female, speak candidly about their motivations, hopes and goals, revealing a kaleidoscope of human perspectives. Featuring reflective, yet fervent conversations with active insurgents, MEETING RESISTANCE is the missing puzzle piece in understanding the Iraq war. Directed by Steve Connors and Molly Bingham, this daring, eye-opening film provides unique insight into the personal narratives of people involved in the resistance, exploding myth after myth about the war in Iraq and the Iraqis who participate.
By the way, Bingham apparently also thinks our troops love killing journalists.