Editorials

Editors Choose To Ignore Facts About Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson

Move Mike has a good article about Saturday's editorial on Valerie Plame.

The Oregonian has an editorial today that says The spy speaks at last. It quotes Valerie Plame saying

For the record, Plame also told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday she was not involved in sending her husband, mid-level diplomat Joseph Wilson, to Africa to research Saddam Hussein's nuclear ambitions. She said she never suggested his name and didn't have the authority to send him.

A little research by The Oregonian would reveal that the Senate Intelligence Committee Report as reported in the Washington Post back in July of 2004

...states that a CIA official told the Senate committee that Plame "offered up" Wilson's name for the Niger trip, then on Feb. 12, 2002, sent a memo to a deputy chief in the CIA's Directorate of Operations saying her husband "has good relations with both the PM [prime minister] and the former Minister of Mines (not to mention lots of French contacts), both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity." The next day, the operations official cabled an overseas officer seeking concurrence with the idea of sending Wilson, the report said.

The Oregonian again quotes Plame as saying

He went to Niger, drew his conclusions, reported them to his superiors, then heard the president cite the uranium connection he thought he had debunked. He wrote his famous op-ed column for The New York Times and soon thereafter, his wife's professional life was ruined.

Again a little research not only in the Senate Intelligence Committee Report

The panel found that Wilson's report, rather than debunking intelligence about purported uranium sales to Iraq, as he has said, bolstered the case for most intelligence analysts. And contrary to Wilson's assertions and even the government's previous statements, the CIA did not tell the White House it had qualms about the reliability of the Africa intelligence that made its way into 16 fateful words in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address.

but in Slate by Christopher Hitchens, Sorry everyone, but Iraq did go uranium shopping in Niger.

There is no excuse for this kind of editorial in a one paper city unless you have an agenda!

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Move Mike has a good article about Saturday's editorial on Valerie Plame.

The Oregonian has an editorial today that says The spy speaks at last. It quotes Valerie Plame saying

For the record, Plame also told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Friday she was not involved in sending her husband, mid-level diplomat Joseph Wilson, to Africa to research Saddam Hussein's nuclear ambitions. She said she never suggested his name and didn't have the authority to send him.

A little research by The Oregonian would reveal that the Senate Intelligence Committee Report as reported in the Washington Post back in July of 2004

...states that a CIA official told the Senate committee that Plame "offered up" Wilson's name for the Niger trip, then on Feb. 12, 2002, sent a memo to a deputy chief in the CIA's Directorate of Operations saying her husband "has good relations with both the PM [prime minister] and the former Minister of Mines (not to mention lots of French contacts), both of whom could possibly shed light on this sort of activity." The next day, the operations official cabled an overseas officer seeking concurrence with the idea of sending Wilson, the report said.

The Oregonian again quotes Plame as saying

He went to Niger, drew his conclusions, reported them to his superiors, then heard the president cite the uranium connection he thought he had debunked. He wrote his famous op-ed column for The New York Times and soon thereafter, his wife's professional life was ruined.

Again a little research not only in the Senate Intelligence Committee Report

The panel found that Wilson's report, rather than debunking intelligence about purported uranium sales to Iraq, as he has said, bolstered the case for most intelligence analysts. And contrary to Wilson's assertions and even the government's previous statements, the CIA did not tell the White House it had qualms about the reliability of the Africa intelligence that made its way into 16 fateful words in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address.

but in Slate by Christopher Hitchens, Sorry everyone, but Iraq did go uranium shopping in Niger.

There is no excuse for this kind of editorial in a one paper city unless you have an agenda!

Trying To Circumvent Oregon's Voters On Same-Sex Marriage

Liberals are great about talking about respecting everyone and treating them all equally, except when people don't agree with them; then, the libs decide don't have to respect them at all. Today's editorial in the Fish Wrapper on equality for gays and lesbians shows how liberals and gay activists have no respect for the voters of Oregon.

In 2004, Oregon, along with numerous other states, by a large majority (57% to 43%) passed Measure 36, which defined marriage in the state constitution as being between one man and one woman. Ever since then, the libs have been doing everything they can to make an end run around the clearly stated wish of the voters and find some sort of gay marriage alternative.

Teaser: 

Liberals are great about talking about respecting everyone and treating them all equally, except when people don't agree with them; then, the libs decide don't have to respect them at all. Today's editorial in the Fish Wrapper on equality for gays and lesbians shows how liberals and gay activists have no respect for the voters of Oregon.

In 2004, Oregon, along with numerous other states, by a large majority (57% to 43%) passed Measure 36, which defined marriage in the state constitution as being between one man and one woman. Ever since then, the libs have been doing everything they can to make an end run around the clearly stated wish of the voters and find some sort of gay marriage alternative.

Fish Wrapper Continues Habit Of Biased Coverage For Liberals

Now that Scooter Libby's trial is over and he has been convicted on four counts, the Fish Wrapper, along with the rest of the MSM, is doing their best to smear not only Libby, but the entire White House with Watergate-like accusations. In one of many places, the Fish Wrapper does it in Wednesday's hit piece (otherwise normally known as an editorial).

The trial and conviction of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby revealed in breathtaking fashion how far the Bush administration was willing to go to counter a challenge to the president's Iraq war policy.

Teaser: 

Now that Scooter Libby's trial is over and he has been convicted on four counts, the Fish Wrapper, along with the rest of the MSM, is doing their best to smear not only Libby, but the entire White House with Watergate-like accusations. In one of many places, the Fish Wrapper does it in Wednesday's hit piece (otherwise normally known as an editorial).

The trial and conviction of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby revealed in breathtaking fashion how far the Bush administration was willing to go to counter a challenge to the president's Iraq war policy.

Fish Wrapper Editors Show Ignorance Of Basic Economics

Here's a question to consider. Let's say that your state budget is expected to increase by 20% in the next biennium dur to increased tax revenues. However, your state economy, which, although it has lagged behind the rest of the country, has been doing well, is now showing signs of slowing down. What do you do?

Do you

A) Budget to spend all of that money, propose even more taxes for more spending, and then try to take additional money that is supposed to be returned to corporations out of the economy and into a "rainy day fund"?

or

B) Budget wisely, don't spend all of the increase in revenue, and keep some of the surplus in a rainy day fund?

Teaser: 

Here's a question to consider. Let's say that your state budget is expected to increase by 20% in the next biennium dur to increased tax revenues. However, your state economy, which, although it has lagged behind the rest of the country, has been doing well, is now showing signs of slowing down. What do you do?

Do you

A) Budget to spend all of that money, propose even more taxes for more spending, and then try to take additional money that is supposed to be returned to corporations out of the economy and into a "rainy day fund"?

or

B) Budget wisely, don't spend all of the increase in revenue, and keep some of the surplus in a rainy day fund?

Ignoring The Truth About The Failure Of Carbon Credits

In their haste to beat of the anthropogenic global warming drum, the Fish Wrapper editorial board likes to claim that certain ideas will work without bothering to investigate whether or not what they claim is true.

Today's example of this tendency has to do with what is known as carbon credits. In their editorial on an agreement between Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and New Mexico to "work together to reduce the greenhouse gases linked to global warming," the Fish Wrapper makes the usual inaccurate and unsubstantiated claims that greenhouse gas emissions are the cause of global warming.

Teaser: 

In their haste to beat of the anthropogenic global warming drum, the Fish Wrapper editorial board likes to claim that certain ideas will work without bothering to investigate whether or not what they claim is true.

Today's example of this tendency has to do with what is known as carbon credits. In their editorial on an agreement between Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and New Mexico to "work together to reduce the greenhouse gases linked to global warming," the Fish Wrapper makes the usual inaccurate and unsubstantiated claims that greenhouse gas emissions are the cause of global warming.

Encouraging Illegal Immigration is Okay, Who Cares About The Law?

Well, here we are again, addressing the Dead Fish Wrapper's admonitions that we should ignore our immigration laws and just give illegal immigrants all the same rights and privileges that law-abiding citizens get. Apparently those of us who actually believe in the awful idea of actually enforcing our laws deserve to be scolded again.

Today's arrogant lecture is an editorial about Bank of America's new program to issue credit cards to illegal immigrants.

Teaser: 

Well, here we are again, addressing the Dead Fish Wrapper's admonitions that we should ignore our immigration laws and just give illegal immigrants all the same rights and privileges that law-abiding citizens get. Apparently those of us who actually believe in the awful idea of actually enforcing our laws deserve to be scolded again.

Today's arrogant lecture is an editorial about Bank of America's new program to issue credit cards to illegal immigrants.

Avoiding Personal Responsibility Okay For Editors

For some reason, it seems that liberals like to avoid responsibility for their own actions and expect other people to make up for that lack of responsibility. You see it in their continuous push for socialism instead of capitalism, and in their desire to make someone else pay for not using their brains.

Today's demonstration of this avoidance is an editorial in the Dead Fish Wrapper regarding a lawsuit against Philip Morris. For those not familiar with the story, here is a recap. In 1999, Mayola Williams won a lawsuit against Philip Morris USA for the death of her husband Jesse. Jesse had smoked two packs of cigarrettes per day for 30 years and had died of lung cancer in 1997. The jury had awarded her $821,485 in compensatory damages and $79.5 million in punitive damages. Philip Morris appealed, and the case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last week the court remanded the case back to the Oregon Supreme Court on the grounds that the jury had not been properly instructed that it could punish Philip Morris only for the harm done to the plaintiff, not to other smokers. In other words, the punitive damage award was way too high, and needs to be scaled back.

Teaser: 

For some reason, it seems that liberals like to avoid responsibility for their own actions and expect other people to make up for that lack of responsibility. You see it in their continuous push for socialism instead of capitalism, and in their desire to make someone else pay for not using their brains.

Today's demonstration of this avoidance is an editorial in the Dead Fish Wrapper regarding a lawsuit against Philip Morris. For those not familiar with the story, here is a recap. In 1999, Mayola Williams won a lawsuit against Philip Morris USA for the death of her husband Jesse. Jesse had smoked two packs of cigarrettes per day for 30 years and had died of lung cancer in 1997. The jury had awarded her $821,485 in compensatory damages and $79.5 million in punitive damages. Philip Morris appealed, and the case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last week the court remanded the case back to the Oregon Supreme Court on the grounds that the jury had not been properly instructed that it could punish Philip Morris only for the harm done to the plaintiff, not to other smokers. In other words, the punitive damage award was way too high, and needs to be scaled back.

DFW Editors (Just Like Democrats) Oblivious To Effects Of Cowardly Resolutions

As I read the editorials in the Fish Wrapper, one thing that always strikes me is the difference between what the editors try to convey and what they actually do convey. What they try to convey is they they are putting out these thoughtful, well-reasoned articles, but what they display is how their liberal bias governs everything they write and do.

Today's demonstration of this tendency is Saturday's editorial about the recent and upcoming votes on U.S. House and Senate resolutions against President Bush's proposal to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq.

Teaser: 

As I read the editorials in the Fish Wrapper, one thing that always strikes me is the difference between what the editors try to convey and what they actually do convey. What they try to convey is they they are putting out these thoughtful, well-reasoned articles, but what they display is how their liberal bias governs everything they write and do.

Today's demonstration of this tendency is Saturday's editorial about the recent and upcoming votes on U.S. House and Senate resolutions against President Bush's proposal to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq.

DFW Follows Illegal Immigrant Talking Points Against English Only Bill

It never ceases to amaze me how the Fish Wrapper editors can be so willfully ignorant of the facts so often. Today's blindness comes to us courtesy of the topic House Bill 2459, submitted by Rep. Donna Nelson, R-McMinnville. The bill would make English the official language of Oregon.

As they do with anything that would dare to cause any minor discomfort to illegal immigrants, the editors have a problem with this, too.

It wouldn't change anything. It wouldn't send illegal residents packing or help legal ones assimilate. Perhaps it would soothe some fears, though, by erecting a symbolic fence. Around the country, many people worry about illegal immigration, in part because they find the influx of newcomers scary. Old-timers fear they no longer fit into the future of their own states.

Teaser: 

It never ceases to amaze me how the Fish Wrapper editors can be so willfully ignorant of the facts so often. Today's blindness comes to us courtesy of the topic House Bill 2459, submitted by Rep. Donna Nelson, R-McMinnville. The bill would make English the official language of Oregon.

As they do with anything that would dare to cause any minor discomfort to illegal immigrants, the editors have a problem with this, too.

It wouldn't change anything. It wouldn't send illegal residents packing or help legal ones assimilate. Perhaps it would soothe some fears, though, by erecting a symbolic fence. Around the country, many people worry about illegal immigration, in part because they find the influx of newcomers scary. Old-timers fear they no longer fit into the future of their own states.

DFW Editors Fawn Over Hillary

As was to be expected, today the Fish Wrapper fulfilled its destiny and did its fawning act over Hillary Clinton's carefully staged announcement that she will be running for President in 2008.

In their editorial, the editors manage to gloss over her anger and coldness and other notoriety gained when she was First Lady (and I use the term "lady" very loosely).

Teaser: 

As was to be expected, today the Fish Wrapper fulfilled its destiny and did its fawning act over Hillary Clinton's carefully staged announcement that she will be running for President in 2008.

In their editorial, the editors manage to gloss over her anger and coldness and other notoriety gained when she was First Lady (and I use the term "lady" very loosely).

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