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Why you shouldn’t pay attention to certain editorials boards
Posted by: McQ on Monday, May 07, 2007

An example of what I'm talking about in the title is to be found in Editor & Publisher's lead paragraph of a piece entitled, "Editorial Demands Grow for U.S. Pullout of Iraq":
The editorial pages of many American newspapers have long been harshly critical of the conduct of the war in Iraq, but very few major papers have ever called for a U.S. withdrawal any time soon. The Washington Post has strongly opposed the idea, while The New York Times has started moving in the pullout direction. But the Los Angeles Times — which had backed the "surge" — took the strongest stand yet on Sunday, in an editorial titled simply, "Bring Them Home."
Got that? The LA Times "which backed the surge" has now taken "the strongest stand yet" by demanding that the troops be brought home?

Why in the world should anyone pay any attention to an editorial board who won't even let all the surge units deploy before losing their faith in what they backed previously and call for the withdrawal of all troops?

 
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I’m sure they had no idea the units would deploy over a period of weeks or months. They assume we can teleport guys in and have a result in say, a long weekend?
 
Written By: Harun
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Why in the world should anyone pay any attention to an editorial board who won’t even let all the surge units deploy before losing their faith in what they backed previously and call for the withdrawal of all troops
Don’t be so harsh. They’re only following the playbook. As has been noted many times before by many here, the actual success or failure of the surge is irrelevant- we’re going to be told it’s a failure by the Dems and have that conclusion rammed down our throats by their press stooges. Given that light, the LA Times actions make plenty of sense. What better way to give their changing positions a patina of credibility and reasonableness?



 
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Sorry to one-up you guys. The LN says that we need to give the surge a chance. There is always the 10% (in this case the LAT) that doesn’t get the word (probably because they have been independent lately) who need to be shot down. Trust me; the LAT will fall in line.
 
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We should take advice on military strategy from a paper that can’t even stop its bleeding circulation?
 
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