Friday, May 14, 2004
They still don't get it: A day after most other newspaper editorial pages had weighed in on the brutal execution of Nick Berg, the New York Times has its say -- and they still don't get it.
But this manipulative attempt to establish a moral equivalence between the gruesome execution of Mr. Berg and the torture of Iraqi prisoners is now being mimicked by some hard-core supporters of the American war in Iraq. They are cynically trying to use the images of Mr. Berg to wipe away the images of Abu Ghraib, turning the abhorrence for the murderers into an excuse for demonizing Arabs and Muslims, or for sanctioning their torture.
Wrong. What we are trying to get the media elite (that's you turkeys at the Times) to recognize some perspective. What happened to Nick Berg was an atrocity. Having Iraqi prisoners wear women's underwear on their heads is mistreatment.