Roger L. Simon

Sea Change?

The front page of this morning’s New York Times “Week in Review” has two (!) articles that are more or less sympathetic to democracy in Iraq — “Suddenly It’s ‘America Who?’” by Dexter Filkins and “Democracy Has to Start Somewhere” by Michael Wines. The paper hasn’t exactly morphed into the Weekly Standard, but movement is occurring. How long this will continue I don’t know, but the fear of humiliation is a powerful motivator. And the MSM, especially its crown jewel the NYT, has been humiliated and the reason is clear. They, like so many others, abandoned their anti-fascist principles in favor of anti-Bush.