Saturday, January 19, 2008

IOWAHAWK Disembowels the NY Times

I left a significant amount of spittle on my monitor over the NY Times anti-military smear job.

IOWAHAWK devastatingly turns their own modus operandi back at them:

"Bylines of Brutality

As Casualties Mount, Some Question The Emotional Stability of Media Vets

An Iowahawk Special Investigative Report
With Statistical Guidance from the New York Times

A Denver newspaper columnist is arrested for stalking a story subject. In Cincinnati, a television reporter is arrested on charges of child molestation. A North Carolina newspaper reporter is arrested for harassing a local woman. A drunken Chicago Sun-Times columnist and editorial board member is arrested for wife beating. A Baltimore newspaper editor is arrested for threatening neighbors with a shotgun. In Florida, one TV reporter is arrested for DUI, while another is charged with carrying a gun into a high school. A Philadelphia news anchorwoman goes on a violent drunken rampage, assaulting a police officer. In England, a newspaper columnist is arrested for killing her elderly aunt.

Unrelated incidents, or mounting evidence of that America's newsrooms have become a breeding ground for murderous, drunk, gun-wielding child molesters?"

Read the rest. By way of comparison, it took several Times reporters and staffers to come up with their story, whereas IOWAHAWK seems to be a one man operation who simply has good Google-Fu. When the Times faces another round of layoffs due to ever decreasing readership, might I suggest they look at every mook from the editor on down who cobbled together that odiferous brain fart masquerading as news.


Army Sergeant said...

Okay, I'll grant, that is pretty funny.

I still think more attention needs to be paid to getting good PTSD treatment and funding, though. I keep hearing horror stories about people told to play mix and match with medication with months between doc visits.

Zero Ponsdorf said...

Sarge, I've thrown away bags of VA meds, both figuratively and literally.

Been disabled since '89 and I can't honestly conceive of an anecdotal tale you might tell that I haven't heard.

You'll not find myself, or many others who've been dealing with the VA ready to give them a pass.

Still, not unlike the 'homeless vet' trope, there's a bunch of crap out there.

Not on topic: Keep Winter Soldier II on the topic of the VA and treatment of vets in general and I'll testify. [grin]

Anonymous said...

Iowahawk is a satirist par excellance...and he has bested himself with this side-splitter.

Gawd I wish I could write like that.

Denis Keohane said...

Army Sgt,

Yes, what IOWAHAWK did was pretty funny, but what the NY Times did wasn't.

Note these, Sarge:

U.S. Labor Aganist the War, carrying the IVAW statement on WSI. On the right, a link to that NY Times smear of the troops.

Dandelion Salad, in a post of a statement by IVAW's Matt Howard, with a link to that Times article on the right:,+Deadly+Echoes+of+Foreign+Battles+IVAW&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us

The Peace Train, advertising another IVAW fundraiser for later this month, and showing excerpts from and linking to the Times smear:

And here is the Veterans for Peace linking to the Times, and VFP is the organization under which IVAW gets its tax exempt status:

Here is, with the Times piece, and that group had Jesse MacBeth as a panelist representing IVAW in May of 2006.,+Deadly+Echoes+of+Foreign+Battles+IVAW&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=20&gl=us

Here's Jesse representing IVAW:

So Sarge, I do believe you that some of your IVAW associates were not happy with that article. Maybe say something to those who support IVAW and no doubt think that smear job was just fine with you folks!

Denis Keohane said...

"Gawd I wish I could write like that."

Don't we all!!!!