Thursday, December 15, 2011


Today's Washington Times front page was like a joke. Not a funny one, but an illustrative one. There were five articles and a big photo-with-caption.
  • Main story was applauding the fact that Israel will be able to fly over Iraq to attack Iran after the US leaves.
  • Right-hand column? Applause for a revision of state (Virginia) rules to let Christian adoption agencies ban gay couples.
  • Second left-hand story (under the Israel one): some people are outraged that the White House let an Iraqi minister with "ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard" come to the meetings.
  • Below the fold - blaming the Democrats for blocking the year-end spending bill.
  • True, the big center-of-the-page photo and story was about Republican candidates and all their money - but it was really a plug for Michelle Bachman Michele Bachmann and the Tea Party.
  • And the bottom photo? "A Glimpse of Gaza's Future" which pretends that a couple of little Palestinian boys in uniforms with toy guns is somehow evil and not at all like good old American boys in cammies with toy guns...

Jeeze this paper is depressing.

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At 4:38 PM, December 16, 2011 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

I used to like the WaPo a lot, but I left the DC area in 1988. I think it's moved a lot to the right since then. Sigh.

By the way:
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Michele Bachmann spells her name unusually, with one "l" and two "n"s.

At 4:52 PM, December 16, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

The Post is a little right of where it used to be, particularly on foreign policy and Terror, but this was the Washington Times.

At 7:00 PM, December 16, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

and ps - of course she does. Thanks for catching that!

At 9:28 AM, December 17, 2011 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

You did say the Times, you did... and my brain ignored it and thought "Post". Flrb. I don't recall the Washington Times at all from my days in Gaithersburg.

At 9:35 AM, December 17, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

It used to be owned by the Moonies and still is in some murky way associated with them. It's very very right wing. I get it free - I don't think you even can subscribe to it any more. It's an odd setup all around.


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