by ALISON WEIR, Founder & Exec. Director, If Americans Knew
03 Mar 2005
Over all, I guess what he [THE L.A. TIMES] means is relatively obvious: That he can run whatever he wants, distort whatever he desires, lead with whatever his lies. I guess he means that FACTS don't matter, TRUTH is irrelevant, and deceit the order of the day. I guess he means that Americans are pawns, readers are sheep, and people will just keep swallowing whatever the media choose to dish out. I hope you'll tell him he's wrong: 213-237-5000 or readers.rep (at) latimes.com
Has Osama bin Laden started a democratic revolution in the Middle East? One of very few universally valid laws of history is the law of unintended consequences. The effects of what men and women do are rarely those they intend, and sometimes they are the exact opposite. If that happens here, it would be hard to imagine a nicer illustration of the law.