Thursday, August 25, 2005

NYT doing its best MoveOn propaganda

Hat tip to the The Neolibertarian Network for this post.

See if this sounds familiar to you:

A military officer gives an interview to a reporter for the MSM (in this case, the Old Gray Hag, New York Times). The officer gives a positive assessment of a certain development in the war, and the reporter rushes to print with a negative slant. You almost have to wonder if the reporter was listening to the interview, or if he had his story already typed up and was just going through the motions. I mean, chances are that the reporter wouldn't have even wasted time talking to the officer if not for the Jayson Blair "made-up sources" scandal. So now the reporter actually has to get off of his duff and pretend to interview the wretched babykiller military officer! Story:
Last year, senior leaders of the Army became aware of technological developments which make it possible to improve the "Interceptor" body armor worn by our troops.`

The "Interceptor" consists of a vest, two SAPI (small arms protective insert) plates worn in the front and the back, and "backing" material around the plates. The plates are made of boronic carbide, the second hardest substance known to man (only diamonds are harder) but fairly light weight.

The plates will shatter a standard rifle bullet, and the backing catches the bullet fragments to prevent injuries from shrapnel.


Yet though the specifications weren't set until early in January, new plates were being manufactured — and delivery begun to U.S. troops — in March. Those familiar with the Pentagon's procurement process recognize this as lightning speed.


Here's how the story was presented by Moss in the New York Times Aug. 14th: "For the second time since the Iraq war began, the Pentagon is struggling to replace body armor that is failing to protect American troops from the most lethal attacks of insurgents.


Americans are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the war in Iraq, because all news about Iraq is presented as bad news, even when it isn't.
The leftists today want bad news from Iraq, because their hatred for Bush overrides the love of their own country (for those that actually love their country).