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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Joe Scarborough interviews Timothy Lickness, uncle of Corporal Jeffrey Starr, whose letter the New York Times misrepresented. Highlights:

SCARBOROUGH: So, after “The New York Times” censored Jeffrey’s letter, and especially the part that really is at the heart of what he was feeling over there about this mission, you contacted “The Times.”  And you are telling me they did not respond to your letter?

LICKNESS: Well, I did it by Internet, and I got a reply back saying that they had received it and they would get it to the right department to respond or do something with, but, since then, I have not heard anything.

And, quite frankly, I never really did expect that they would do anything.  I was just hoping they would, but I didn’t expect them to.

SCARBOROUGH: How’s Jeffrey’s parents and other loved ones responding to this?

LICKNESS: Well, if you are speaking of this being the story in “The Times,” I don’t think anybody is all that surprised.

We are disappointed.  I think that’s the part of it.  Although what is ironic, by them leaving out the most important part of Jeffrey’s letter, it’s gotten more publicity, so in one sense, the whole episode really does honor Jeffrey, because this story has gotten a lot more publicity than it would have had “The Times” actually run the whole letter.

For that, we thank Michelle Malkin.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/05/2005 at 07:49 AM
    1. This is the irony. As long as bloggers exist, the left’s selctivity will backfire time and time again.

      Posted by Nic on 11/05 at 07:59 AM • permalink


    1. “..this story has gotten a lot more publicity than it would have had…”

      Perhaps another letter to the NYT, thanking them for their sacrifice (of their credibility) would be appropriate?

      Posted by Brett_McS on 11/05 at 08:05 AM • permalink


    1. If they had any credibility left to sacrifice, that is.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 11/05 at 09:49 AM • permalink


    1. A major newspaper can certainly be biased towards a certain political or social viewpoint.  But that bias must be confined to the editorial/opinion section.  With news articles it must show a strigent propensity for objectivity.  Unfortunately for the NYT, this is just one of many examples the right can point to to evidence biased reporting of both domestic and world news.

      If the readership cannot trust the NYT to eliminate bias and partianship from its news reporting, why should it buy its newspapers?

      Posted by wronwright on 11/05 at 12:02 PM • permalink


    1. wronwright—if you look at their sales figures, more and more of us aren’t…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 11/05 at 12:32 PM • permalink


    1. Thank God for the Internet.

      This shit used to go on uncorrected. No wonder the MSM hates bloggers.

      Posted by Dave S. on 11/05 at 01:16 PM • permalink


    1. wronwright

      Because its readership wants its fantasies indulged and the NYT has ways of making that happen.

      Posted by Inurbanus on 11/05 at 01:35 PM • permalink


    1. God bless you Cpl STARR. I have been following this story and the disgraceful conduct of the NYT. I would like to offer the following quote which is taken from a plaque at the Royal Military (Officer) Training College at Duntroon. Apologies but I do not know who made the quote, but I think it’s appropriate in regards to this issue:

      “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds could have done better, the credit belongs to men who are actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasm, great devotion, the triumph of high achievements and who at worst – if fails, at least fails while daring greatly – so that his place shall never be with those timid cowardly souls who know neither victory or defeat”.[i]

      Posted by Skip on 11/05 at 09:52 PM • permalink


    1. #8 “It is not the critic who counts …”

      This quote is attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth President of the United
      States (1901-1909).

      Posted by tmciolek on 11/05 at 11:56 PM • permalink


  1. I pray that when my time comes to serve the Master of the Universe that I can so under the command of Cpl. STARR.

    Posted by stats on 11/06 at 03:29 PM • permalink