Roger L. Simon

The Insufferable Self-Importance of the Mainstream Media Continues

Not much more than two weeks after ABC Political Director Mark Halperin was caught promulgating a flagrantly-biased anti-Bush memo to his staff, that same network has appointed itself guardian of what not only the public but the CIA itself can and cannot see of the latest Al Qaeda tape delivered to the network in Pakistan. I cannot agree for a second with Ann Althouse who thinks this behavior on the part of the network is justifiable because it supresses Al Qaeda’s “lame advertisements.” I’m afraid to say Ann hasn’t been watching the same terror commercials I have. Recent activities in Madrid and Beslan force us to acknowledge there is some truth in some of Al Q’s advertising. We’d better pay attention all right.