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January 22, 2007

NYT Article Accuses Someone Of Treason Against America And Disgusting Sympathy For Al Qaeda
Correction: The Dime Finally Drops -- He Intends It Ironically

Jules Crittendon points out the absurdity of this situation. It's about the NYT hit on Dinesh D'Souza.

As it turns out, of course, I agree with most of that hit, at least in general outline.

But it is remarkable that the NYT, constantly whining about how they're targeted as disloyal and unpatriotic for "merely" exposing perfectly legal anti-terrorism programs to Al Qaeda, decides that one can safely use the "t-word" after all.

If one is a liberal, and using it against someone associated with the right.

The piece's title is None (but Me) Dare Call It Treason.

More evidence that the the Times' "patriotism" is not a patriotism to America itself but to a global Vanguard of the Enlightened. After all, the Times has never dared call anyone on the left, even those who obviously sympathize with terrorists, treasonous.

It's only when you betray the only institution to which you owe true loyalty -- "The Movement" -- that you can truly be accused of high treason.

Good Lord, I'm A Moron: The title is intended to be a mocking paraphrase of D'Souza's own claims. It's supposed to serve as an alternative title of the book. Mocking D'Souza for finding traitors all over the place.

I apologize for my idiocy.

It began to dawm on me when the writer began calling D'Souza a McCarthyite. "My goodness!" I thrilled. "Does he not realize how savagely ironic this all is?"

Um, yeah, I realized: Maybe he does. Maybe that's the point.

But seriously-- this gaffe aside, the NYT sucks.

Correcting My Correction: He may mean the title to be a mockery of D'Souza's thesis, but he does write:

I never thought a book by D’Souza, the aging enfant terrible of American conservatism, would, like the Stalinist apologetics of the popular front period, contain such a soft spot for radical evil.

...which is precisely the charge lefties go apopleptic over and cry smacks of the very McCarthyism that this article, inevitably, decries.

So, according to the NYT and this liberal, you can accuse someone of apologism for bin Ladinism and a disgusting toadying up to evil.

So long as it's someone associated with the right being so accused.

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posted by Ace at 09:49 PM

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