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April 17, 2007

NYT: Iraq Veteran's Level-Headed Calmness Likely Product Of "Deep Emotional Delusion"

Wanted: An Iraq veteran who tosses and turns at night screaming in horror at what he's seen and what he's done; snapping and murdering a dozen co-workers a plus.

A PBS series fails to deliver. No problem for the New York Times. They'll attribute the soldier's spiritual peacefulness to psychosis.

"But although Lieutenant Maloney has seen bad things happen both to the good and the wrong-minded, he seems immune to any genuine tumbling of the spirit. He had viewed going to war as an opportunity for growth, as another life-affirming experience like taking a new job after too much time spent in another. It is hard to tell whether this extraordinary forbearance is a product of some deep emotional delusion or an admirable quality."

Well played, New York Times. Very well played.

The way they... surround a story.


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