Many conservatives are currently criticizing NBC nightly news anchor Brian Williams for embellishing an experience he had at the beginning of the Iraq War. These same conservatives, however, continue idolizing Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush who “embellished” a lot of stories in wartime.
Having American troops occupy Iraq for 8 years, humiliating its citizens and torturing people in military prisons, was a bad idea. Did Bush and Cheney model for the Kouashi brothers how you take what you want and rub out people who get in your way?
Charlie Hebdo has repeatedly claimed it publishes the cartoons as a defender of free expression and against religious extremism. This was the worst of its kind in terms of attacks on journalists in Europe.
The Times has written a lot of verbiage about the controversial Keystone XL pipeline along with being a shameless promoter of war. Have we reached a nadir in journalism here in the U.S.?