The Corner

Re: Rush

Ramesh, the average Corner reader may assume that it was Limbaugh who used the F-word. (Alert the FCC!) I did hear he endorsed the college-frat line. Look, there’s no doubt those prisoners were humiliated. There’s no doubt that in a democratic society, we want to hold our forces accountable for their abuses. We want to set a higher standard for ourselves than the Arab nations do. But the media is floating this story into creating a Big Quagmire Picture, where America is an imperialist country, an oppressive force with zero moral authority. Moral equivalence is running rampant. The media’s concern for our democratic accountability can lead to an imbalance of outrage. How does what happened at Abu Ghraib under American control compare to what happened at Abu Ghraib under Saddam? The media don’t want to ask that question. For more, see here.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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