More of the Same From Greg Mitchell
One of the reasons media criticism gets a bad reputation is that many critics essentially use their soapbox to ask why media outlets don't adopt their favored cause. Greg Mitchell provides a classic example today
, as he uses the third anniversary of the Iraq War to agitate for more antiwar editorials:Anyone who hoped that the third anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq would inspire the country’s leading newspapers to finally editorialize for a radical change in the White House’s war policy has to be disappointed, again. From this evidence, the editorial boards of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, the Knight Ridder collective and others appear to be as clueless about what to do as are Mr. Bush and Mr. Rumsfeld.
Don't you just love that "Anyone who hoped" bit? What Mitchell means is "I hoped".
And of course lesser men might quaver a bit when the editorial boards of the New York Times, LA Times and WAPO can't find an answer, but not our Greg.Reviving a Vietnam era phrase (always dangerous nowadays), it is the nation’s editorial voice that is the “pitful, helpless giant,” even as the American and Iraqi public, alike, call for the start of a withdrawal.
Mitchell of course has been pushing for editorials
against the war since at least May of 2004. Last May he was calling for more gory photos
of US soldiers.