Saturday, December 26, 2009

None dare speak its name

Well, none in the big media, anyway:

The breach of "journalistic objectivity" comes not from calling this conduct what it is, but from refusing to do so -- from obfuscating what took place by using soothing euphemisms and according equal deference to the plainly false denials of those who did it...
Torture, war crimes, atrocities. The Bushists did them all in our name. The national media refuse to hold them criminally accountable. The Democrats refuse too.

A culture that cannot stomach calling acts by their well-known names is in deep trouble.

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