Monday, November 06, 2006


On his first day of blogging at Blogocracy Tim Dunlop produces a misleading post (my bold):
Pretty amazing story: four major military papers in the United States—the Army Times, Air Force Times, Navy Times and Marine Corps Times—are all going to be running an editorial in their Monday editions that calls for the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld.
The story isn't amazing at all. The papers are not military papers; Dunlop's link describing them as "newspapers for the military" produced by "the Military Times Media Group, a subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc.." Gannet also owns USA Today.

The Real Clear Politics Blog solicited feedback from military personnel:
If there are any active duty or retired military out there who want to chime in, I'm interested to hear how much you think this editorial from the Army Times matters.
A representative response follows:
"From my perspective, the Army Times editorial page is pro-democrat positions and does not reflect the attitude of most troops. I look at the Times for articles about pay, benefits and unit info, not the drivel in the editorial page."
The editorial is a cynical attempt to influence the coming Congressional election. It's shameful that Gannett, the MSM in general and leftist blogs would like readers to think the editorial is respresentative of the military point of view.


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