Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Double Standards at Newsweek

Earlier this month, Newsweek ran an article in which they alleged that a U.S. guard serving in Guantanamo Bay flushed a Koran (the Islamic holy book) down a toilet in order to force a confession out of a terrorist detainee. Newsweek admitted they had only a single unnamed source for this story, a story that we now know to be false. Newsweek were forced to retract the story, but too late; the damage has already been done. This false allegation sparked riots throughout the Muslin world, resulting in 17 deaths. Also, the US military's campaign to win the hearts and minds of Muslims, specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been undermined.
Seven years ago, Newsweek had a major scoop. President Bill Clinton had an affair with a young White House intern by the name of Monica Lewinsky; but Newsweek deep-sixed the story because they had only a single source to back it up.
Let's be honest here; Newsweek didn't run the Lewinsky story because they didn't want to embarrass a Democrat president. They, along with the rest of the Liberal mainstream media, never pass up any opportunity to embarrass a Republican president. Don't forget, the Lewinsky story was actually true.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Please Get Out Of Your Country!

Can you imagine the president of the United States actively encouraging his fellow citizens to live in another country? Can you imagine your president visiting Ottowa to beg the Canadian Prime Minister to open Canada's southern border and allow tens of millions of Americans to cross (illegally). Would you still be proud to be an American? I know I wouldn't.
Mexican citizens don't need to imagine such a scenario. For them, it's a reality.
According to my Almanac, Mexico's current population is about 104 million. The government - led by President Vicente Fox - is obviously desperate to reduce that number. Presumably, they must have a specific number in mind. I wonder what it is? 90 million? 80 million? Let's say it's 75 million. Why don't they simply ask the United Nations to help them to relocate those 29 million citizens that are surplus to requirements?