Sunday, March 19, 2006

This Is Amazing, Unless You Understand the L.A. Times

If, like me, you lived in L.A. and picked up your hard copy of the L.A. Times off the driveway this morning, you would have seen this headline, center-front page, above the fold:

A Sliding Scale for Victory
As the conflict in Iraq enters its fourth year and civil war threatens, the Bush administration is again working to lower expectations.
By Doyle McManus, Times Staff Writer
March 19, 2006
Now, you might wonder, that doesn't look like news-- why is it there on the front page? Oh, wait, just above the headline, in small type, it says "News Analysis."

Oh, you say to yourself; it's just the Times, at it again.

Then you turn to the sports page, which is pretty much the only reason you still subscribe.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hedgehog. A man who would like every headline above the fold to read "Gosh Golly Darn it's a Good Day Again."" Face the facts, dude, the party in power that YOU actively promote has really done a lousy job and some journalist writing an analysis pointing out that fact is not evidence of some plot to fool the people of Los Angeles into thinking that Iraq is a mess when it really isn't. Tell you what, why don't you schedule your next vacation for a trip to Baghdad? Maybe rent a canoe and take the Scouts down the Tigris. Then report back on how the place is doing. 

Posted by Anonymous

Monday, March 20, 2006 7:14:00 AM  
Blogger The Hedgehog said...

Anonymous, you really must learn to address the point I raise (the L.A. Times' patent bias), not the one you want to talk about. Maybe liberal obtuseness prevent you from seeing any point worth discussing other than "Bush is a fool and a failure."

I doubt that you want a report about how Iraq is doing, since you seem to be blessed with a great deal of certainty about that. In fact, certainty seems very important to your way of, ah, thinking. 

Posted by The Hedgehog

Monday, March 20, 2006 7:20:00 AM  

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