Archive for January 17th, 2006
The New York Times motto should be "All The Fake News Fit To Print."
One way the New York Times gets to stir up the anti-war emotions to the American people is bring the realities of the Afghanistan war to its readers. Even if it means faking it.
The NYT originally ran a photo taken shortly after the CIA’s bombing raid that attempted to take out al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. The original caption of the photo by Agence France-Presse was: "Pakistani men with the remains of a missile fired at a house in the Bajur tribal zone near the Afghan border."
You can view the picture with corrected caption and judge for yourself. There is no telling how long the NYT will allow the picture to be displayed.
Ned Barnett, an expert on military technology and frequent contributor to The History Channel, told Lifson that based on his extensive experience in researching military technology, "I can verify that this is a 152mm or 155mm artillery shell – unfired – and by the looks of it, fairly old. It also looks like it has a fuse in it, suggesting that the guys in the photo are either ditch-water dumb or have a death-wish."
Barnett said the Times’ "claim that it was the remains of a rocket is nonsense. Rockets are frail, light-weight, flimsy things (for obvious reasons). Artillery shells are robust, mostly cast steel (the explosive weight is really rather small considering the overall weight of the shell), again for obvious reasons."
Source: World Daily Net
This was not the first time, nor will be this last time the New York Times has printed less than the truth.