Friday, May 19, 2006

National Post strives for the standards of Fox News

Curiouser and curiouser.

The Post seems to have crossed the line. They have become blatant propagandists, willing to believe any clearly bogus claim that fits the story-line they're committed too. Even now they are reduced to, "well, it might be true..."

Most mind-blowing section:

Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Los Angeles, acknowledged that he did not have independent confirmation of the requirement for Jews to wear badges, but said he still believes it was passed.

"We know that the national uniform law was passed and that certain colours were selected for Jews and other minorities," he said. "[But] if the Iranian government is going to pass such a law then they are not likely to be forthcoming about what they are doing."”

This is one of the most embarrassing things I've ever read - The Post should be ashamed of printing such pandering, arrant nonsense.

How do you enforce a secret law? How would Iran think they could do such a thing without the world knowing? This is just gruesome slobbering crap that should make anyone reading it feel like they've been spat on. The utter contempt for truth and the intelligence of their readers is just stunning.

This has to be answered. The National Post has to run a real retraction rather than this mealy mouthed horseshit. The Americans let their media degrade to the degree that something like Fox News could seem reasonable. Without public shaming on a massive scale the Post will have just taken a giant step towards O'Reilly Land.

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