If you were paying attention at all, you knew that something really big happened in the world on Monday.
It was an event that could heavily impact the world’s opinion of the United States.
The potential influence it will have on the 2004 Presidential election is immense.
Americans’ lives could well be changed forever.
We finally have a defining moment in an issue that has divided our country for several months.
Did this event answer all the questions Americans have on this issue? No.
Are more controversies still to come? Certainly.
And yet the New York Times didn’t consider it worthy of front-page coverage.
To what do I refer?
Here’s how the Associated Press reported Monday’s biggest story:
- “Sarin Nerve Agent Bomb Explodes in Iraq”
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A roadside bomb containing deadly sarin nerve agent exploded near a U.S. military convoy, the U.S. military said Monday. It was believed to be the first confirmed discovery of any of the banned weapons that the United States cited in making its case for the Iraq war.
Why wasn’t our “first discovery of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction since the war began” (as the New York Post reported) on the front page of the “Newspaper of Record”?
It didn’t fit their liberal agenda.
Instead they dedicated most of their front page ink to the many same-sex marriages happening in Massachusetts — certainly a major story worthy of the front page and in line with the Times‘ liberal leanings.
Also, they gave front-page reporting to the use of Gambian giant pouched rats for sniffing out land mines in Gondola, Mozambique, with a nice color photo of a cute little rat eating a piece of banana. And they printed on the cover page a column about doctors who work for professional sports teams. But there was zero mention of the discovery of WMDs in Iraq.
If the Times is going to continue to deny their liberal bias, then they need to give equal treatment to a major story that could lead to justifying our move to war.
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