Archive for the ‘NYT’ Category

Would This Leak Get A Headline?

Monday, October 9th, 2006

After reading the declassified portions of the National Intelligence Estimate, one has to wonder why only half the story was leaked?

And if the other half was leaked, would it have made headlines?


NYT Catches on–Barely

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Al Qaeda Increasingly Reliant on Media” the New York Times headline reads–as if it were some kind of revelation, maybe to they NYT editors it is.

But for peope who actually understand terrorism, it is old news.


Scandal or Truism?

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

As the whole world now knows, Mark Mazetti of the New York Times leaked selected findings of a classified National Intelligence Estimate (Sept. 23, 2006: “Spy Agencies Say War Worsens Terrorist Threat.”)


A Odd Way to Describe Progress

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

A September 8th New York Times story, carrying Paul von Zielbauer’s byline, describes the continuation of sectarian violence and civilian death in Baghdad. 

Based on reports from the Baghdad morgue, the writer concludes:


Stability and Security

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

The Department of Defense delivers a quarterly report to Congress entitled “Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq” (MSSI).  The August 2006 installment was published last week. 


Civilian deaths in Iraq decline

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

and why you haven’t heard

According to the New York Times, civilian deaths in Baghdad are at an all-time high, marking the failure of the Baghdad security plan launched by the al-Maliki government, and the descent of Iraq into civil war.

But according to Iraq’s national security minister Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, the sectarian violence peaked in mid-July, and has declined sharply since then, indicating the success of the security plan.


NYT Buries the Lede

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Fifty-five percent of Americans approve of the way President Bush is “handling the campaign against terrorism” according to the most recent NYT/CBS poll. (Page 7 of PDF file)

The poll also shows that fighting terrorism is the number one issue “for political leaders to concentrate on right now.”


What if a TOW Missile….

Monday, July 17th, 2006

came through the wall killing the sniper and the photographer.

I harber no ill will for the photographer, Joao Silva, but what would the NYT say if U.S. Forces launched a TOW or Javelin missile into the building?

Actually, I know what the headline would be:

“U.S. Military Kills Time’s Photographer”