Wednesday, June 01, 2005

A newspaper at odds with reality

I often wonder in what kind of closeted world the Roanoke Times editorial staff lives. The image of New York Times arts critic Pauline Kael regularly comes to mind. After Richard Nixon was reelected in a landslide in 1972, Kael lamented, "How can that be? No one I know voted for Nixon."

What else can explain a newspaper that cites the opinion of a "French anti-terrorism judge" in a critique of American intelligence and military services?

I'm just a little old feller down here on the farm, but even I can get better-informed, more diverse opinion examining --

the recent revelations on the Saddam-Al Quaeda connection


a soldier's view of the "piss-poor reporting from third-rate news organizations."

It's out there, Roanoke Times. You just have to turn off Bill Moyers and NPR, where "all things are not considered." A mind is a terrible thing to waste.