A quick numerical update on a couple of WHIG questions
-- The current number of Congressional co-sponsors
for Dennis Kucinich's H.RES.505 (Title: Requesting the President of the United States and directing the Secretary of State to provide to the House of Representatives certain documents in their possession relating to the White House Iraq Group.)1
--Number of indicted White House Iraq Group members so far
-- The number of news articles mentioning the name "White House Iraq Group" or "WHIG" in the pages of The New York Times
How much pressure can any group of Representatives expect to put on the White House to release these documents if America's "liberal" paper of record doesn't even acknowledge the group exists outside the three recent mentions by Frank Rich and one letter to the editor?
Even though I wasn't in the New York area in 1971, I started reading the New York Times
regularly when I was in high school because they were the paper that released the stolen Pentagon Papers
on the front page, even though they needed to fight for their right to publish up to the Supreme Court
, because they felt the American people needed to know the truth about the lies that led us into Vietnam. Is their historical legacy vis à vis
this current war going to be that they were the Yellow Journalists screaming "Remember the Maine!"
When the FUCK are they going to do something dramatic to atone for their phony WHIG-generated "weapons of mass destruction" stories that may have tipped the balance for a number of intelligent readers on the Iraq war question? When are they going to apologize to these readers who had learned over the years to trust the Times
in matters of foreign policy? And they can't get off the hook by just blaming Judy Miller, but examining their employee's role in serving as a knowing or unknowing conduit for White House Iraq Group propagandists is probably the best place for them to start.
Labels: Dennis Kucinich, New York Times, WHIG, White House Iraq Group