Saturday, May 29, 2010
Salon has an article by Glenn Greenwald argueing that America's enemies are right and America is wrong and criminal. He has assembled a number of unrelated quotes from the New York Times in the last twenty years, pretending to demonstrate among other things that Al Qaida is an American creation (he almost implies that al Quaida's destruction of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon was a covert CIA operation) and that Pakistanis are right in hating America. I dont care about the factual correctness of what he writes, because fishing in a pool of twenty years of reporting American foreign activity you can find anything you want, but the tone of the article, which clearly adopts the enemy's perspective and justifies it. The bottom line is that Salon is publishing antiamerican propaganda. With such Americans, you need no enemies.