Gray Lady's 30 Layers of Editors Screw Up Again
This is the caption that ran with the photo originally:
“Pakistani men with the remains of a missile fired at a house in the Bajur tribal zone near the Afghan border.”What the New York Time's editors failed to notice is that the object is not part of a missile, but an old artillery shell. In fact, the sort of thing that terrorists use to make improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The caption was corrected after its propaganda value had been exploited. Isn't it odd that the NYT's 'errors' always seem to be on the side of America's enemies? Via Michelle Malkin. Also posted at The Dread Pundit Bluto.
No, not odd at all, when the NYTs is obviously on the side of our enemy. They knew this photo was not from a missle strike, as is evident to anyone with only spotty knowledge of military ordinance. A missle has tail fins and would only be in pieces when recovered from an area struck. The photo is an easily recognizable artillery shell.
Posted by: jesusland joe at January 16, 2006 01:31 PM
Posted by: Jesusland Carlos at January 16, 2006 01:33 PM
Nothing odd about it. In fact, it's only odd that it's taken most of a century for people to catch on. When Stalin was murdering twenty million of his own people, the NYT was right there cheering him on the whole time. When Hitler was preparing the ground for the greatest calamity of human history, they were rooting for him. When Castro et al were murdering tens of thousands and enslaving millions in our own back yard, they were lying to us the whole time and fellating him in print. They are all traitors and accessories to crimes against humanity countless times over, and they should all be shot.
Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at January 16, 2006 01:33 PM
Posted by: Vercingetorix at January 16, 2006 01:45 PM
Posted by: jesusland joe at January 16, 2006 01:46 PM
Posted by: john Ryan at January 16, 2006 02:10 PM
Posted by: Oyster at January 16, 2006 02:26 PM
The MSM in the true sense is not sympathetic to the oposition - its just an opportunity to bash America and Bush n' company.
The truly amazing thing though (and few have noticed) is how pathetically bad and inept these attempts have been. Being biased is one thing - but being incompetent at it is amazing! The MSM and the left have a defiite quality control problem!
Posted by: hondo at January 16, 2006 02:52 PM
Maybe it a nik-nak.
Posted by: hondo at January 16, 2006 03:09 PM
This whole tribal region is full of AQ collaborators. This time they reaped what they sewed. Tough.
Posted by: The Dread Pundit Bluto at January 16, 2006 03:37 PM
Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at January 16, 2006 04:08 PM
If he was there and is dead - I would fully expect the locals and his people to conceal his body - like with OBL - a live "hero" myth ""IS"" worth more than a dead marytr.
Posted by: hondo at January 16, 2006 06:46 PM
the NYT online edition shows the correction, but calls it "ordinance"....
maybe they could ask William Safire to come back and explain the difference between "ordinance" and "ORDNANCE"...
Posted by: MajMike at January 17, 2006 09:37 AM
Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at January 17, 2006 11:58 AM
Posted by: john Ryan at January 17, 2006 01:02 PM
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