The New York Times: In the Tank for the Obama Administration

No one should really be surprised, of course, by the fact that the New York Times seems to go out of its way to offer political support to the Obama administration. But still, this is quite extraordinary: If you read The New York Times‘ story on President Barack Obama‘s private meeting with news columnists Friday morning, you may …

More on the Charlie Hebdo Murders

Let's run through a list of news updates . . . 1. Al Jazeera is not a real news organization: As journalists worldwide reacted with universal revulsion at the massacre of some of their own by Islamic jihadists in Paris, Al Jazeera English editor and executive producer Salah-Aldeen Khadr sent out a staff-wide e-mail. “Please accept this note in the spirit …

The Charlie Hebdo Murders

George Packer's response is precisely right: The murders today in Paris are not a result of France’s failure to assimilate two generations of Muslim immigrants from its former colonies. They’re not about French military action against the Islamic State in the Middle East, or the American invasion of Iraq before that. They’re not part of some …