"In the years before World War II, officials of the New York Times shamed the paper by squeezing stories about millions of Europeans suffering and dying in the Nazi concentration camps, into meager and insufficient space.
Years later,the paper tried to find out exactly who made those decisions. It could not, but it published an apology from its heart.
Since the latest torture story, many editors have failed to present background stories about the millions killed by Saddam.
They worry about being accused of minimizing the brutalization of Iraqi prisoners by Americans, if they recall in print the masses of people Saddam slaughtered.
These journalists are truly embarrassing. They insult all these victims. We should throw roses on their graves. That should not be allowed to weaken our coverage of the horrendous abuse that took place in Abu Ghraib prison. "
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Insulting the Victims
Here is a sound view of the condition of the Times per the NY Sun: