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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 04:49 am
Same as it ever was:
As American involvement in Vietnam deepened, President Lyndon Johnson railed against the “bunch of commies” running The New York Times and complained about the newspaper’s criticism of the war, according to taped phone conversations released Friday.
The Times was once quite influential. Jules Crittenden’s latest column also recalls Vietnam.
- The Times isn’t even good bird-cage-liner. The ink comes off on the birds’ little feet.Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2006 11 19 at 09:55 AM • permalink
- Interesting poll at that top link (AOL News).
“What is your opinion of the NYT?”
53% mostly negative
30% mostly positive
55, 854 voters.Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 11 19 at 09:15 PM • permalink
- #7 – The capitulation brigade voted in the mid-term elections. When the Pallys voted for Hamas they demonstrated their unworthiness but at the same time their determination. When the USA voted for the Dems they sent a different message – we are weak. How that will play out remains to be seen, but it doesn’t look too hopeful.
- Texans never quite knew what to make of Lyndon Johnson. “Cowboy socialist” was about the best we could figure.
In retrospect, it appears he merely wanted to play God, as the first Earth-bound ruler to wave poverty away with a sweep of his enormous government hand. And, like most tragic figures, he ended up causing more misery than he ever hoped to cure.Posted by Rittenhouse on 2006 11 20 at 08:04 AM • permalink
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I’d commend this WSJ column to anyone who needs reminding that the so-called foreign policy “realists” surrounding Bush 41 are not the brilliant fixers some people think they are. They never were.