Ed Driscoll


WHY DIDN’T THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA COVER the speech given to terrorist Richard C. Reid (the would-be “shoe bomber”) by the judge who sentenced him to life in prison?

Instead, we get the New York Times printing that “Mr. Ashcroft has yet to convict any actual terrorists”.

The coverage of our war on terror by the press has all-in-all, been an abomination. Of course, as Lileks noted recently, it makes sense, when you consider that the nihilism of Hunter S. Thompson is the tone journalists love to affect:

Thompson has less hope than the Islamists; at least they have an afterlife to look forward to. All we have is a country so rotten and exhausted it