Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The NYTimes: Almost As Accurate As Michael Yon!

For months, I've been bringing you live reports from independent journalist Michael Yon in Iraq (photo right), reports of measurable, undeniable progress in Baghdad.

Today, the news you heard on 96.9 WTKK three months ago finally makes it to...the New York Times!

Actually, I shouldn't be mocking them. After all, the story of American victories in Iraq still hasn't made it to the Boston Globe-Democrat. While the NYTimes has a huge, above-the-fold front-pager on the progress in Iraq, there isn't a SINGLE Iraq story in the A section of today's BG-D. There is, however, a compelling report on page A-9:

"Health Specialists Urge Americans To Reduce Salt Intake."

You can just see the struggle at the news desk on Morrissey Blvd:

"Hmmmm...amazing American successs in Iraq, health report on salt. Oooooh, it's so close. Wait--don't we offer home delivery in Cambridge? Go with the salt."

UPDATE: Sorry, my bad. Turns out there is a tiny, one-column Iraq story, buried below the fold, in the A section. It's about 1/3rd as long as the salt report.