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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The New York Times' new Walter Duranty

Walter Duranty was a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times Moscow correspondent who notoriously lied about Stalin’s forced starvation of millions of Ukrainians. Roger Simon says the Times has a new Walter Duranty. Can you guess who he is? Here's 'Walter's mea culpa (sort of), fourteen paragraphs into his article in today's Times:
I’ve argued for engagement with Iran and I still believe in it, although, in the name of the millions defrauded, President Obama’s outreach must now await a decent interval.

I’ve also argued that, although repressive, the Islamic Republic offers significant margins of freedom by regional standards. I erred in underestimating the brutality and cynicism of a regime that understands the uses of ruthlessness.
Still don't know who the pictured moron is? Read the whole thing. By the way, the same 'Walter' has argued for 'engagement' with Hamas. I wonder where he was in the summer of 2007 when Hamas took over Gaza.


At 4:02 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Like I said, it didn't work out so well, eh? Roger may have seen the light but Ombumbler still believes sweet reason can bring the mullahs around.

What else could wrong indeed

At 4:27 AM, Blogger biorabbi said...

His was no simple miscalculation. This guy defended the "harmony" that Iranian Jews live in under the Mullahs. Beyond belief.


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