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Supporting terrorism

2005-04-20 14:29:51.590839+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Just passing along a meme in pointing out that on the 10th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Time Magazine runs on its cover someone who said of the bomber: "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building" (Interview with George Gurley in the New York Observer, 8/20/2002). Who needs Al-Jazeera?

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-20 21:31:19.179814+00 by: Jerry Halstead [edit history]

You mean this issue?

#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-21 14:44:46.108067+00 by: ziffle

The NYT is anti- American; she is expressing with hyperbole what most in America feel about them. The MSM is not quite dead, unfortunatly.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-21 15:09:01.842703+00 by: Dan Lyke

The New York Times part is superfluous to that sentence. Let's clip it down to the pertinent part: "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is..." [something that has nothing to do with his attack on the government of thee United States].

Even Hanoi Jane has had the grace to apologize, but Ann Coulter stands by that statement, and wants to be able to pick and choose which attacks on the United States she'll make political hay from.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-21 16:04:59.875261+00 by: ziffle


Hyperbole is a figure of speech which is an exaggeration. Persons often use expressions such as "I nearly died laughing," "I was hopping mad," and "I tried a thousand times." Such statements are not literally true, but people make them to sound impressive or to emphasize something, such as a feeling, effort, or reaction.

I suppose the real issue here is that some don't care for Ann Coulter and some (sorta) do. oh, of course the NYT. So we see the issue and are inflamed or not inflamed about the statement depending on how we feel about the person. I feel inflamed when I read what Justice Kenneddy and Ginsberg are going, so if they wrote that maybe I would feel as some do about this.

I do not find the actions of Ann and Jane to be any where near equivalent BTW.