Monday, October 27, 2003


And while I'm ragging on The New York Times, let me describe the complete contents of yesterday's Times op-ed page:

* A sanctimonious article by Slate's William Saletan chiding pro-choicers for not adequately acknowledging "the value of a fetus."

* A piece by a former Reaganite who urges George W. Bush to "stay the course" on bellicosity and tax cuts, like his heroic ideological forebear, the Gipper.

* A genuinely loopy Thomas Friedman column in which Tom urges the expansion of NATO to include Israel, Iraq, and (mostly for the swarthy and therefore expendable troops) Egypt -- a idea that sounds as if it arose when Rush Limbaugh slipped some OxyContin into one of Richard Perle's souffles.

(Oh, yes -- there was also an utterly unfunny and pointless drawing by Steven J. Newman.)

No word on whether the op-ed pages of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and the New York Post will respond with an analogous "all-liberal Sunday."

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