"I don't believe in journalists having 'responsibility.'"
-Seth Lipsky, October 16, 2003

Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll demanded on August 20, 2003, that Washington "finish the war" against "the Arabs."

Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll assembled their staff for a Champagne toast to mass death on the commencement of hostilities against Iraq. Stoll called it "my war." CNN maintains a running update here of Americans killed in Ira's war.

On February 6, 2003, Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll wrote, in all seriousness, of a pending anti-war demonstration that the "the New York City police could do worse, in the end, than to allow the protest and send two witnesses along for each participant, with an eye toward preserving at least the possibility of an eventual treason prosecution."

The June 9, 1995 Wall Street Journal quoted an SEC complaint against New York Sun backer Bruce Kovner as saying Kovner had "altered and destroyed" subpoenaed evidence. We wish you'd do the same to the daily print run of your God-awful newspaper, Bruce.

Also, Professor G. Harlan Reynolds alleged on August 27, 2002 - when the Sun was several months in publication - that Seth Lipsky and Ira Stoll had not yet paid him for a piece authored for their inaugural issue.

Saturday, May 22, 2004
The notorious crypto-Islamophiles of the Defense Intelligence Agency join SethAndIra's list. We'd rejoice over this bizarre turn of events if anyone other than the Bushite crew was in power. Assholes could actually cite their victimization at the hands of the swindler as a reason for attacking Iran.

Anyway, SethAndIra - despite numerous sources warning against Chalabi - have stuck by the man as he was exposed by successive turns as a convicted embezzler, an intelligence fabricator, a common criminal and now the head of an adjunct apparatus to the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security.

Friday, May 21, 2004
Chalabi's prospects drop like a stone, as the speculation now runs that not only was he searched for evidence of massive corruption, but he has been conspiring for a coup of sorts -- though it's hard to really plan such things when there's no actual government. The Thief has been doing what he has been doing his whole life -- conning whomever he comes across in an effort to make himself wealthier and more powerful.

He sure did a number on SethAndIra. Once again choosing Chalabi over the lives of American servicemen and -women, the Chambers Street Chamberpots dismiss reports that Chalabi handed over highly sensitive information to the Iranians by saying that Americans meet with Iranians in Geneva. So, you know, what's the big deal?

When will the New York Sun demonstrate some committment to America's men and women in uniform that exceeds their infatuation with this Iraqi-British con artist?

Thursday, May 20, 2004
A little sidebar to Mr. Olivier's note below on the fall of SethAndIra's hero, a true enemy of the American people.

In an AP dispatch, Ahmad the Thief "called Thursday's raid 'the penultimate act of failure of the CPA in Iraq.'"

Of course, in Chalabi's mind (and the formless mass that SethAndIra swear is their collective mind) what he meant was the takedown (finally) of his whiny little bitch ass constitutes the "ultimate" failure of CPA policy. But his bad grammar is revealing.

Of course, "penultimate" means next to last. So, it does lead one to wonder: What will be the ultimate, final failure of the CPA?

And I think we know the answer to that. June 30 is 41 days away.
SethAndIra's "Enemies of Freedom" list grows: Joining the Saudi-coddling State Department, the CIA, Arabs, the professorate of Columbia University, the "homeless" (not enemies of freedom in the strict sense, but they are unsightly and frighten little Ira and JP Avlon), our non-Eastern European NATO allies, anyone who has ever visited a mosque (obviously, there exists a prominent exception to this one), anyone who speaks French with any fluency, kaffiyeh manufacturers, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the United Nations, Red China and Eric Boehlert are the servicemen and women of the United States.

Why do SethAndIra hate our troops?

Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Dina Temple-Raston, a reporter of obvious talents, files this today from Chad:
All that Kaltoum Soulyman has left in the world can be found under an acacia tree just outside this border town in northern Chad.

Her total inventory: two children, a change of clothes, some grass mats for shade, and a pot in which to boil water. That was all she was able to gather in two hands as she fled her village in the western Sudanese province of Darfur three months ago as marauding Arab militiamen on horseback set her home on fire. Darfur is ground zero for the world’s latest episode of ethnic cleansing, and black Africans like Mrs. Soulyman are its latest victims.

For the past year,the three tribes that that live in Darfur have been systematically driven out of their homeland by the Arab-led government in Khartoum. The battle began with crude bombs. Then the small villages were invaded by horsemen from a nomadic tribe, known as the Janjaweed,who have allied themselves with the central government in Khartoum. Anyone who resisted the onslaught was either killed by the Janjaweed or the Sudanese soldiers who followed in their wake.

Those who have not become overly enamored with the sorry dreck that usually fills the Sun's pages may recognize this as actual journalism. In fact, Ms. Temple-Raston has recently been consorting with the enemy -- by which I mean filing reports for NPR -- and has an impressive publishing record under her belt.

All of which leads me to wonder why she continues to publish at a "newspaper" that runs her excellent dispatches next to the latest press release from MEMRI. I can understand why the Jacob Gershmans of the world count themselves lucky to have a job in something resembling journalism, but Dina... you could do much, much better.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Obviously, Nathan Lee didn’t get the memo. No, not the private placement memo, the memo from the Republican National Committee, via his “editors,” which emphatically states that Michael Moore is evil incarnate, that his works are to be rejected in all their forms, and that to mention his name without invective is a mindcrime. But Lee, who has often showed a frightening independence from his corporate masters, goes far over the line today with a well-thought, considered, and (unspeakable!) positive report on Moore’s new film, which showed (to rapturous reception) at the Cannes Film Festival. Lee (whose other crimes include contributing to the New York Times on a semi-regular basis, which must destroy poor little Ira) commits an unpardonable sin today. He not only doesn’t attack Moore, when given a prime opportunity, he actually praises the filmmaker. And even worse, Nathan doesn’t attack the French!

What is this monde coming to?


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