Friday, November 24, 2006

Taking Sides

I've long noticed a tendency of the American press to take the side of official US policy when covering foreign affairs. Basically, "our bastards" are given good press while other bastards are not.

I was struck by this little tidbit I just learned from CNN:

Most Shiite insurgents have given up violence and adapted to political process.

If by "political process" you mean "controlling the cops" there's a bit of truth to that, but only even barely. Well, not really at all.

We may be taking sides.