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November 2, 2003
The Strib blindly follows the NY Times's lead

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune exercises little or no editorial control when purchasing fallacious stories from the NY Times:

Two decades after Syria ruthlessly uprooted militant Islam, killing an estimated 10,000 people, this most secular of Arab states is experiencing a dramatic religious resurgence.

Ruthlessly uprooted militant Islam? Really? Who's been hosting Islamic Jihad and Hamas for the past 20 years or so? Who's been co-sponsoring Hezb' Allah with Iran for 20 years? Read the entire article and see whether any of these groups, or Syria's support for them, are even mentioned in passing. This is an atrocious piece of writing, and for the Strib to republish it demonstrates their commitment to left-wing memes and mediocrity in general.

This was my original post when this story first ran in the NY Times.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at November 2, 2003 10:18 AM

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