Yet Another Outrage From The New York Times
I completely missed this over the weekend, but on Saturday LGF spotted the above photo by Joao Silva in The New York Times that ran with the caption, “A sniper loyal to Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr fires towards U.S. positions in the cemetery in Najaf, Iraq.” The caption also includes a comment by Michele McNally, Assistant Managing Editor for Photography at the NYT, gushing, “Right there with the Mahdi army. Incredible courage.”
Well, McNally’s half right: it’s incredible.
Equally baffled, Jeff Goldstein tries to help the “open-minded” people at the NYT get it:
Incredible courage? Well, far be it for me to question such self-congratulatory enthusiasm, but it seems to me that actual “incredible courage” would have entailed, say, Joao Silva getting word to US troops, or bumrushing the sniper and beating him unconscious with a heavy telephoto lens.
One would think, huh? But as LGF notes, Silva “is hawking a book about his uncomfortably close friendships with people who want to kill your neighbors, your sons, and your daughters.”
For much more on the photo and Joao Silva, check out today’s Vent.