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Old 04-06-2013, 01:34 AM
Ibn Warraq is offline
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Originally Posted by TonySinclair View Post
Mr. Shodan asked for an example of mainstream media leaning right on military matters, and I provided it. I am not aware of anyone who read Miller's cheerleading NYT articles about the invasion of Iraq and said, "Hey, wait a minute, she's a liberal, so I'm going to ignore this article."

On the contrary, to the extent readers were aware of her liberal origins, it probably raised their opinion of the credibility of her articles. If a liberal reporter says on the front page of the NYT that the WMDs are there, then they must be there.
Believing in the existence of WMDs in Iraq is not testament to being right-wing or left-wing.

You'll notice that plenty of socialists for example believed very strongly in them, such as Kenan Makiya.

For that matter, whatever one would describe Tony Blair as, right-winger is not one of them.

There is a tendency of many Americans to try and pigeonhole everything as being "right-wing" or "left-wing" but the truth is vastly more complex, particularly for anyone familiar with the world outside of America.

I'd say the same to people squealing about how "left-wing" the "mainstream media" is.