Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tim Weiner and The New York Times Get It Wrong Again


Tim Weiner of the New York Times doesn't let facts get in the way of his

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  • on J. Edgar Hoover's plan to incarcerate Americans during the 1950's. While Hoover may have indeed had such a plan, Weiner makes an unfair and inaccurate comparison of Hoover's plan to the Bush administration's Military Commissions Act of 2006. He writes:

    "After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, President Bush issued an order that effectively allowed the United States to hold suspects indefinitely without a hearing, a lawyer, or formal charges. In September 2006, Congress passed a law suspending habeas corpus for anyone deemed an “unlawful enemy combatant.”

    Of course if Weiner had actually read the bill, specifically section 7 of the bill, he would know that the suspension of Habeas Corpus only applies to "aliens" deemed enemy combatants. This is far different from the president having the ability to deem any American an "unlawful enemy combatant" and throw them in prison.

    The New York Times ladies and gentleman. Informing the terrorists and misinforming Americans since 2001.

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    4 comments:

    americaneocon said...

    Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas!

    American Power

    Anonymous said...

    Merry Christmas people. Thank our GOD that we don't have to rely on the New York Times for information anymore.
    The major news outlets are poison. Blogs are vitamins......except for left wing blogs....o'course.

    Snooper said...

    The New York Slimes...Lame Stream Media. Not worthy of TP.

    Happy New Year and keep up the good work!!

    Shannonymous said...

    "The major news outlets are poison. Blogs are vitamins......except for left wing blogs....o'course."

    What a stupid generalization. There are just as many poisonous left blogs as there are right blogs. Making sweeping statements like yours anonymous, is just a show of ignorance.