Archive for October, 2012

NY Times Public Editor on its Drone Coverage

Even handed as the public editor almost always is, this piece by the new Public Editor at The Times comes down on the side of more rigorous investigation of the drone war, while also tending to question its legitimacy.  She, and several of the comments, raise the point that if there were a Republican president leading this, there might be more press scrutiny.

The protests we all have been raising now for years are a part of creating this potential crisis of legitimacy in what the government is doing, no matter who wins the election.  We need to step it up, and contribute to a creating a situation where it can’t be continued without greater consequences in losing public support.

Worth reading the comments!

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