Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Washington comPost backs out of 9/11 event

From the AP. Try not to drink anything when you get to the emphasis (added by me):
The Washington Post is withdrawing its offer of free advertising for an organized event by the Defense Department to memorialize the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the newspaper announced.

The Post backed out of the agreement after critics said the event, scheduled to take place four years after the attacks that hit New York and Washington and resulted in the crash of a commercial airliner over western Pennsylvania, would have a pro-war slant and that support of the event by the newspaper would compromise the Post's journalistic integrity.
I'll wait for you to wipe the tears of laughter from your eyes. OK, continuing:
"The Post has a code of conduct that says employees should avoid a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest," said Rick Ehrmann, a Local representative for the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. "In this case The Post was sponsoring the Pentagon's Freedom Walk, which ties the attack on Sept. 11 to the Iraq war, and of course, The Post's reporters have proven ... that there is no connection between the two, that that link is false."
Of course, any moonbat who reads ALL (not just selected Bobbitized snippets) of the 9/11 commission's report, as well as this piece of brilliance by Stephen Hayes at the Weekly Standard, knows that there indeed was a connection between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda...thus an indirect connection to 9/11.

That aside, the comPost's reputed "journalistic integrity" can be seen in my prior post about how an article (not a column, but a "news" article) went out of its way to advise liberals and the Democratic Party to keep running the Roberts-NARAL ad...despite knowing it was a baldfaced lie. Yessiree, we sure would hate to compromise that level of "journalistic integrity" by associating the comPost with a patriotic event, wouldn't we?

Nope...no liberal media bias.