NYT Laments: "We Cannot Recognize Our Country"

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NYT Laments: "We Cannot Recognize Our Country"
« on: December 31, 2007, 01:35:09 PM »
NYT Laments Over America In End-Of-Year Editorial
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2007/12/31/nyt-laments-over-america-_n_78908.html
New York Times   |   December 31, 2007 10:41 AM




There are too many moments these days when we cannot recognize our country. Sunday was one of them, as we read the account in The Times of how men in some of the most trusted posts in the nation plotted to cover up the torture of prisoners by Central Intelligence Agency interrogators by destroying videotapes of their sickening behavior. It was impossible to see the founding principles of the greatest democracy in the contempt these men and their bosses showed for the Constitution, the rule of law and human decency. It was not the first time in recent years we've felt this horror, this sorrowful sense of estrangement, not nearly. This sort of lawless behavior has become standard practice since Sept. 11, 2001. The country and much of the world was rightly and profoundly frightened by the single-minded hatred and ingenuity displayed by this new enemy. But there is no excuse for how President Bush and his advisers panicked -- how they forgot that it is their responsibility to protect American lives and American ideals, that there really is no safety for Americans or their country when those ideals are sacrificed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/31/opinion/31mon1.html?_r=1&oref=slogin&ref=opinion&pagewanted=print
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Re: NYT Laments: "We Cannot Recognize Our Country"
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 04:58:21 PM »
All they had to do was cover 9/11 like a real newspaper instead of typing up a script handed to them by the overlords. All they had to do was tell the truth about WMD's when they had the chance. All they had to do was print the wiretapping story before the 2004 election when they had it. Things would have been different. The New York Times and its 'tears' for this nation is a giant heaping dump, a big plate of CYA Cover Your Ass by them.

NYT: Just another establishment tool. I don't know who they and their old media dinosaur pals think they are commiserating with in that editorial. Bunch of treasonous gatekeepers serving a dwindling and aging audience of inbred pampered liberal elitist jerks. They would need to use part of their front page to call for Bush's arrest on war crimes every single day of 2008 for me to regain respect for them.

"We Cannot Recognize Our Country"??? At the dawn of 2008? It's finally sunk in to you, New York Times? That's nice.