December 18, 2009, - 1:08 pm
The irony is so thick, you need a hacksaw to cut it.
The Washington Post voiced anger at the Bush Administration in 2002, because it was concerned that U.S. Special Forces and CIA operatives were posing as Washington Post reporters in Afghanistan, according to a letter, released Wednesday by the Justice Department and covered nowhere, except a tiny newsblurb in USA Today (and a slightly longer newsblurb in the print edition of the paper).
It’s just so delicious. A newspaper that constantly feeds us fake, lying “news” stories is upset that someone else would pose as one of its fake “reporters.”
Even more tasty is that then-Post executive editor Leonard Downie whined that the paper received a report that an international group was approached by a Special Forces officer posing as a Post reporter, in order to get captured stinger missiles from Afghan fighters.
HA! It just goes to show you how hopeless our efforts are there, when you need to be a liberal, America-hating reporter instead of an American soldier in order to get cooperation in our military efforts there.
The CIA and the Department of Defense deny the story, and I know that was in 2002. But in seven years, I doubt a lot has changed. I’d bet a Washington Post propagandist gets far more cooperation from all involved than our forces do. Why else did Taliban kidnappers let New York Times reporter David Rohde escape?
They know on whose ink-stained wretchy hands their newsprint is buttered. . . even in the age of the Internet.
Hmmm . . . a Special Forces Washington Post “bogus” reporter versus a real Washington Post bogus reporter. I know from whom I’d trust my news more.
And it ain’t the latter.
Tags: 2002, Afghanistan, bogus reporter, Bush Adinministration, CIA, fake reporter, Justice Department, Leonard Downie, Letter, Special Forces, stinger missiles, U.S. Special Forces, USA Today, Washington Post