Thursday, December 07, 2006

New York Post Fails To Support The Troops With Heinous Cover

This morning's cover of the New York Post may appease the fringe conservatives who are so filled with fear and paranoia that the only option is to kill every foe -- real or imagined.

But the image -- with the Iraq Study Group's James Baker and Lee Hamilton's faces superimposed on monkeys, over the headline "Surrender Monkeys" -- is a bad joke.

The sub-head, "Iraq panel urges U.S. to give up," is a gross mischaracterization. The Post knows this, but it also knows it wants to sell newspapers.

It doesn't help the troops or their families. It doesn't help the increasingly out-of-control battle to stabilize Iraq. It doesn't help in the greater war on terror.

It is a simpleton view of the world. Can't understand the world's problems or how to solve them? Resort to name calling. Resort to lashing out with ugly images.

It serves the crowd that thinks Mark Levin and Sean Hannity are objective sources of news. It doesn't serve the rest of us.

26 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a simpleton view of the world. Can't understand the world's problems or how to solve them? Resort to name calling. Resort to lashing out with ugly images.

Sounds like the democraps view. John Kerry said we were losing when we were only days or weeks into the war.

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least they didnt print our secrets like the NY Times.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

Amazing how anonymous can manage to top himself in successive degrees of dumbness.

12:54 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

If the findings of a bipartisan panel representing three successive administrations can't be taken seriously by the New York Post and its conservative sheep followers, then there is no hope that the conservatives will ever be able to accept the reality in Iraq.

The conservative are forgetting, however, that they no longer hold power in Congress and their opinions (as expressed in this mockery by the NY Post) are now representative of the minority of the U.S. population, as demonstrated in countless recent polls.

The majority of us still holding onto sanity will have to resort to such measures as advocating congress to cut off Bush's funding for the war or to tag on specific benchmarks and requirements on that funding to cut off whatever influence these delusional and self-destructive conservatives might still hold.

2:22 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

In support of JABBS' argument that the New York Post is crapping all over the troops with its' clueless cover-page, here is a link to an AP story that appeared yesterday where the troops on the ground in Iraq desperately long for the Study Group to sway Bush into changing course to bail them out of the country.
Of course, the conservatives don't care just as long as they are not the ones actually stationed in Iraq.

http://tinyurl.com/telvp

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So both of my post arent factual or you just dont like hearing the truth? I am betting on the latter.

3:16 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Anonymous, if JABBS were to sponsor a "worst person in the world contest" to each week award the blogger here making the most baseless, nieve, uneducated, ill-informed and just plain stupidest comments, you would take home the prize most every time, with Gen. Patton named a close runner-up.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

anonymous, you know you're taking Kerry's words out of context -- or maybe you don't, and are just parroting what Michael Savage has said.

either way, it's hard to believe anyone -- even the most pro-bush among us -- would think that the NY Post cover was a positive for anyone.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous BurtWorm said...

Personally I prefer headlines like "Headless Body in a Topless Bar"
That's a Post I can relate to.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous BlueJac said...

All I can say is "Typical".

4:14 PM  
Anonymous DinahMoeHum said...

Typical headline for the POS rag that is the NYP. . .
But I just might buy this edition for my collection of tabloid headlines

4:15 PM  
Anonymous warrens said...

Let's send the whole Post staff to Iraq

I'll chip in to not buy them armor.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous legin said...

Hmmmm.....

The first time for years that u.s. foreign policy starts to look at least semi-rational and it is greeted by this.

The Murdoch scum at the Post have put some thought into this, this cover is not done lightly, and they know that they are able to shape the opinions of some people.

If Murdoch is taking this view of things and acting in such this way, I think maybe he has 'gone rogue' mentally (assuming he wasn't always) and needs to be treated accordingly.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Old Broad said...

This is business as usual for that despicable rag.

This is Rupert Murdoch's concept of "journalism" at its best.

Reading the letters to the editor is like reading those horrible
snippets from freerepublic that people post here. It is geared to
the lowest rung of the intellectual ladder in our society.

But they have a great sports section.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

exactly

anyone who criticizes the NYT as "treasonous" for running leaked memos, which often show that the bush administration is saying one thing and doing something else, should look at this cover and ask who really is standing up for the U.S.

this is the worst kind of yellow journalism.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Canuckistanian said...

Pathetic. When will they come to terms with reality?

What is it, 58% of Americans say it's time to get out now?
The military has been saying it for years.

Middle East experts say it's a disaster that has nowhere to go but down into utter chaos.

And the career intelligence community.... well, they thought it was a joke to begin with, but were overruled.

Now, hand-picked former cheerleaders for the war are now coming out against it? Even Rummy backtracked on "stay the course" to salvage even a shred of dignity.

And the NYP still ridicules the idea of withdrawing?

I wonder what color the sky is in their world?

4:16 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Hey.
Has anyone else noticed that while Bush intends to waste more time mulling over the Iraq Study Group recommendations, as well as the upcoming biased reports from his own administration (after already dithered away the last almost four years), that while Senator John McCain wastes valuable space and air on the Congressional floor complaining about how recommendations of the ISG are certainly a recipe for failure, that while the New York Post wastes valuable trees publishing this complete bullshit, that more U.S. troops are getting slaughtered and grievously injured every day?

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TWOT you never can answer my questions. So I have come to the conclusion that you are a moron. Wasn't that hard of a conclusion I might add. Your screen name says it all.

Now this whole Iraq report is nothing more than a Clinton handjob. When he wanted to have talks with North Korea he sent Madeline HalfBright over there. She walked through the doors and said, "OK, you all are going to be good boys and in return will will give you what you want."

That worked out real well, Right TWOT? Or has that conveniently slipped your pee brain?

Having talks with an enemy that has no country is just plain stupid. No war has ever been won with commission and it never will be. By the way, when did our government get into the publishing business? If we have talks with these animals that have no country, no leaders and don't have a flag flying, then we are just say, "Well, ok you all have been bad, but how may we help you." It will make us look weak and powerless. But hell that is what you and you lib trolls want anyhow. WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF IRAQ BECAUSE IT’S A CIVIL WAR! Now on to Darfur, because its a civil war. Lib logic. Amazing we are still alive.

I suggest you brush up on some history TWOT, get your head out of your ass and come to the realization that this is going to be a long war.

Have you see the Iranian President quotes today? Or were you too busy wacking off to Paris Hilton in your mothers basement?

Until tomorrows next unenlightened post from you asses.

Hakuna Makaka.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

Well, that's progress. That was long, but pointless, anonymous. Good work.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Anonymous said...( THE IDIOT ONE) Until tomorrows next unenlightened post from you asses.

Since you do not offer any solutions to the world's problems then why aren't you doing one or more of the following instead of wasting time reading and posting on this blog:

1. Go to Iraq as a fighting American hero or as the "Audie Murphy" of Iraq?
2. Make an effort to get on Bush's staff giving him your un-wise council( you certainly would have to be a real dumbass to give advise that would make things worse)
3. Writing your on post giving all of your non-wisdom to the internet world.
4. Go under cover to track down OBL and other "terrorist".
5. Take a hike to the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights wihout any food and water.

8:07 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Annoy-o-mous I stand by all my original posts. Your response makes no sense and the Clinton comparisons are completely irrelevant here.
If you think you are more intelligent and more informed than a Bipartisan commission of former and present U.S. dignitaries that spent eight months studying the issue, then I commend you for your intelligence (sarcasm). It is amazing. The best hope for the great U.S.A. is that the numbers of people who think like you do are dwindling as more and more of you finally remove your Liebaugh- Levin- and Faux News- earplugs and blindfolds and reckon with the clear facts.

10:14 AM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Annoy-omous said:
"I suggest you brush up on some history TWOT, get your head out of your ass and come to the realization that this is going to be a long war."

If you Neocons and Bushies have your way, but too bad, you've been soundly isolated and rejected by rational minds.

Now please, go back to the insane asylum. They know you have escaped and are out looking for you.
You have a nice warm bed and strait-jacket waiting, and Nurse Ratchet even said if you're good, she will even turn on Liebaugh for you later on.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

Well, if the ISG isn't urging us to give up in Iraq, what are they doing? They certainly haven't come up with any new ideas that might result in our victory there.

Anyhow, if the The Framers of the Constitution thought that foreign policy and war decisions should be made by committee, i.e. concensus, they would have made Congress the "Commanders-in-Chief" in the first place, and not the President.

2:52 AM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

trinity said... Anyhow, if the The Framers of the Constitution thought that foreign policy and war decisions should be made by committee, i.e. concensus, they would have made Congress the "Commanders-in-Chief" in the first place, and not the President.

The framers did want a concensus when it came to Wars by establishing the House and Senate with certain powers and they were to be elected by the people which indirectly have a say-so, thank goodness! The framers also established the supreme court which also plays a part in War powers and a small control over the other two branches. Very smart framers I say! They also never thought we would elect an idiot to be the "Commander-in-Chief" or one that claims GOD talks to him and therefore has divine reasons for being an idiot!

As I have said before, if someone claims that GOD talks to him is mis-interpreting the Bible because Jesus said when he left earth that he would only return to take the faithfull and provide a life everlasting in paradise! So, if God were to talk to someone before rapture then he would not be keeping his promise and the Bible would be in error!

4:13 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Trinity once again begs for more arguments in support of the obvious, i.e. fundamental lessons on the meaning of the U.S. Constitution and the operation of the U.S. Democratic government.
When the president oversteps his bounds, or acts incompetently, like the current Chimp, IT IS THE DUTY AND OBLIGATION, of Congress to intervene.
We all know, Trinity, secretly you and your neocon ilk wish for a dictatorship, Executive Branch rule by the president. But the overwhelming majority of the country has soundly rejected your wishes.
So next time, open up Wikipedia or something and conduct some basic research on the fundamental lessons I mentioned above before spouting out some more offensively nieve, ignorant and discardable nonsense.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

I am still amased at how the Bush administration, his cronies and all of the repukes that are standing by this administration are not getting the message from the world, the ISG, and the majority of the Ameriocan people -"change your attitude and the course"! The coalition of the willing is shrinking and shrinking, the drumbeat for living in reality is getting louder and louder, and the pleas for a change are growing and growing. There are few if any that doubt the importance of spreading democracy and the importance of stopping "terrorism"! What the world is getting tired of is the ranting, raving, the sky is falling, "they are coming to get us" and the boastfull rhetoric of the "stay the course crowd" or "my way or the highway crowd" with no covert action to show they really mean what they are saying and all the while saying everyone else is insane while they continue on the path of denial!

If there is to be world and/or American consensus on the spread of democracy and the fight against "terrorism", then there has to be mutual respect of opinions from all groups.

I notice that Bush, Bush's staff, the majority of repukes, the right-wingers and the conservative radio host that are ranting, raving,and calling everyone names that disagree with them are the ones that have never served in combat( or the real military), never will and never will about 99.9% of their family! Their motto is "go getem boys and we are right behind you - about a million miles behind you- and you can defeat the enemy"! Not the kind of leaders I want to follow, but apparently there are a lot of repukes that will folow verbally and not participating actively in the fight to defeat our enemy! Again, I will say this behavior is explained in John Dean's "Conservatives without Conscience"!

3:49 PM  

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