U.S. Military The Good Guys? The LA Times Isn’t Buying It.

Los Angeles Times: World mayhem as a Hollywood production

“Profiles From the Front Line,” a six-part ABC series that makes war and warriors entertaining TV, while being so worshipful that it could have been created by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

In a sense it was, for ABC says this six-month look at the U.S. Special Operations Unit in Afghanistan was made with “full cooperation” from the Pentagon and Defense Department.

Which may explain why the series creators, who include movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer, appear to have been granted greater access to U.S. military action in Afghanistan in 2002 than were the news media, whose pliability could not be assured. The show’s producers say the government did not interfere. It didn’t have to. Control is as implicit here as in “Cops,” on which Bertram van Munster, another of the creators, was once a senior producer. The rule? Play nice with your “Cops”-style close-ups or no access.

After Years Of Comfort, “Club Fed” Prisoners Really Go To Jail


The Big Apple’s white-collar crooks are being booted from homey halfway houses and landing in prison thanks to a new federal crackdown, The Post has learned.
The action, introduced in December by Attorney General John Ashcroft, comes after years of complaints that a two-tier justice system was soft on white-collar miscreants.

I’m sure Bill Clinton and Janet Reno would have done this too. But they had too many friends in there.

Gotta Hand It To The New York Times.

For sheer idiocy that is. Just as they had the bad luck (and the bad taste) to publish an interview with Bill Ayers, a wealthy, whitebread 60’s terrorist, now teaching at Northwestern University, on the same day as the WTC was destroyed, they have now published an op-ed titled “The French Lesson” written by RÉGIS DeBRAY.
And who is Regis DeBray, you might ask? Why he is a fine fellow that used to hang around with those noble T-shirt icons, Castro and Guevara. He was arrested by the Bolivians when Che was hunted down and sentenced to 30 years. He was got off by the fearless French government.
I guess he is not finding it as easy to impress the youngsters in academia anymore and was given this gig for old times sake.
You don’t expect me to believe that even the NYT thought that he was worth listening to. He needs to put on his old sweatshirt with the peace symbol, put his gray hair in a pony tail, grab his sign and go to one of the 60’s reunion protests taking place around the country. I’m sure he’ll find someone stupid enough to listen to him there.
Link from The Corner on National Review Online

The Most Underreported Story Of The Month!

Benevolent Bush Does Not Slaughter Protestors

“So will all the protest have any effect on your stance on Iraq?” asked a reporter.

Bush rolled his eyes. “Yeah, Saddam can gas whomever he wants; the mangy hippies have spoken. I just wish there was a way America could save the world for all the serious people and leave the drooling scummy hippies still vulnerable to terrorists.”

“So you want the protestors dead?”

Bush smiled. “Wouldn’t that be cool. All of them in hippy hell, where there are no signs to carry, no tie-dye shirts to wear, everyone has to have short hair and be clean-shaven, everyone has to work a regular job, and no pot smoking. And I could make it happen too. Just one phone call I could have helicopters strafing these protesters, killing them by the thousands. And no idiotic slogan they could chant could stop a bullet.” He continued to smile quietly for a moment, but then changed to a more serious expression. “But I don’t, because I’m just that tolerant and kind. They do everything they can to make me want to slaughter them, but I leave them unkilled. Do they understand how much will that takes? Do they ever say, ‘Hey, thanks for not having me killed, President Bush, even though I’m a filthy scummy worthless hippy deserving of a violent hippy death.’? No, they never give me any credit.” Bush stewed in his anger for a few moments. “It makes me want to murder them!”