Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Little Man" from last night and it's funny. Carrie Johnson works for NPR and she's not.
This week, the House begins debate on a defense spending bill that would authorize the president to attack al-Qaida and its associates all over the world.
Supporters say the measure would give the U.S. more leeway to fight terrorists after the death of Osama bin Laden. But critics worry that it hands the White House too much power.
The last time Congress waded into this debate was September 2001, a week after the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans. Lawmakers passed an Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) against the people who planned those attacks and the countries that harbored them; it didn't mention al-Qaida.
That's from Johnson's 'report' for NPR's Morning Edition. There were 15 hearings on the Iraq War before it started. A fact that Johnson fails to note. Her report also fails to present any balance. Former Bush administration officials are the high ground?
She needed to have an equal number of supporters and opponents if she was going to play the balance game.
She failed at that.
NPR's become a joke. If there's something that matters to your life, they'll either ignore it (Iraq War) or bungle it (Johnson's report above being one example).
Time and again, they make the case for you to stop pledging.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday:
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