GROSS JOURNALISTIC BIAS
Mike Tremoglie writes:
"I would urge all of you to read two columns (here and here) in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer. ( It was inexplicably delivered to my house yesterday morning.) Then email the writers Acel Moore and Trudy Rubin, about their bias, their propaganda, and either their ignorance or their
Acel Moore and Trudy Rubin's columns about Iraq and
President Bush are incredible. Whether you were
opposed or in favor of military action in Iraq, I
think you will find these columns either
contemptible or hilarious. The reasoning and tone of
the essays reveal the authors' pro-liberal,
pro-Democratic party, and anti-war bias.
For example, Rubin mentions "tax cuts for the rich."
This is a sure DNC shibboleth. A phrase that
apparently was first used by Harry Truman at the
1952 Democratic Party convention.
Examples of Moore's bias include remarks about "no
credible evidence linking Hussein to the terrorists
responsible for 9-11, " and of cuts in education to
fund the war.
This is Democratic party propaganda pure and simple.
First, let me address Trubin's tax cuts for the rich
remark. I still have yet to hear anyone define who
"rich" is. The one occasion I recall a Democrat was
asked to specify who was rich, was during an
interview on Fox News Channel. The Democrat-and I
cannot recall who it was- could not ( one reason
liberal Democrats hate Fox News is the commentators
are not slavishly devoted to Democrats like the
other networks are).
It is no secret that people who earn the most pay
the most percentage of taxes ( Treasury Dept. data
confirmed this even during the Clinton
administration). So if there are tax cuts for
everyone, the people who earn the most will simply
have their own income returned to them.
(Ironically, liberals never speak of trying to
locate the $1 billion an audit of the US Dept of
Education could not locate. And that is just one
department. Besides I have a cousin who used to say
that he would be more than happy to pay the same
income taxes that Al Gore and Ted Kennedy pay.)
Second is Moore's "no credible evidence linking"
Hussein and terrorists. These are examples of such
A - Farouk Hijazi, former Iraqi ambassador to Turkey
and Tunisia, long believed to be the liaison between
Iraq and al-Qaeda, was captured a month ago.
Administration officials told Newsweek that Hijazi
admitted meeting with Osama bin Laden in Sudan in
the mid-1990s, confirming previous intelligence
B - A federal judge Wednesday ordered Usama bin
Laden, Saddam Hussein and others to pay nearly $104
million to the families of two Sept. 11 victims,
saying there is evidence -- though meager -- that
Iraq had a hand in the terrorist attacks. The judge
in this case is a Democrat
C - The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), December 28,
Iraq tempts bin Laden to attack West
Exclusive. THE world's most wanted man, Osama bin
Laden, has been offered sanctuary in Iraq if his
worldwide terrorist network succeeds in carrying out
a campaign of high-profile attacks on the West ...
D - U.S. Newswire, December 23, 1999.
Terrorism Expert Reveals Why Osama bin Laden has
Declared War On America; Available for Comment in
Light of Predicted Attacks.
... (author Yossef) Bodansky also reveals the
relationship between bin Laden and Saddam Hussein
and how the U.S. bombing of Iraq is "strengthening
the hands of militant Islamists eager to translate
their rage into violence and terrorism." ....
E - The Observer. December 19, 1999.This time last
year the U.S. claimed that another delegation had
met Osama bin Laden, the alleged terrorist
mastermind and tried to woo him to Iraq.
F - United Press International. November 3, 1999,
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government has tried to
prevent accused terror suspect Osama bin Laden from
fleeing Afghanistan to either Iraq or Chechnya,
Michael Sheehan, head of counter-terrorism at the
State Department, told a Senate Foreign Relations
G - Former Navy Secretary John Lehman, a member of
the congressional commission investigating the
September 11 attacks, added to the intrigue this
week when he flatly declared, "there is evidence" of
Iraq-al Qaeda links
H-Judge is Gilbert S. Merritt, a federal appeals
court judge invited to help Iraqis construct a legal
system in postwar Iraq believes he is in possession
of documents linking Saddam Hussein and Osama bin
Laden. Merritt is "a lifelong Democrat and a man of
unimpeachable integrity." Here is an excerpt of his
The document shows that an Iraqi intelligence
officer, Abid Al-Karim Muhamed Aswod, is
''responsible for the coordination of activities
with the Osama bin Laden group.''
Maybe Moore can pretend he is journalist instead of
Regarding Moore's remark about education cuts
funding. Wasn't it Ted Kennedy who was invited to
the White House to write the education funding bill?
I do not know whether these Inquirer columnists are
lying or just ignorant. However, there has been a
noticeable increase in invective against the
president by their columnists. It seems they are on
a crusade and damn the truth."
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