Thursday, January 17, 2008

Surprise!!! The NY Times Slimes America’s Troops, AGAIN...


This past Sunday (1/13/08) the NY Times ran a front page story claiming it had found 121 incidents of former Iraq and Afghanistan veterans committing homicide back here in the United States. That amounts to 121 homicides committed by the 350,000 military vets who served in Iraq and Afghanistan over the four year period between 2003 and 2007.

The only problem with the story is that it failed to compare those numbers to what would be expected from a control group, say 350,000 Americans of that age group who stayed home.

The Justice Department’s figures show that 350,000 Americans that age would be expected to commit 150,000 murders every year.

So Afghan and Iraq war military veterans committed 121 murders over that four year period (2003 – 2007), while a similar sized (350,000) group of Americans of that age group who stayed home would average 150 murders each year or some 600 murders over that same four year period.

So, the NY Times made it seem like America’s military vets were more prone to murder when they got back home, despite Justice Department figures that seem to indicate that they are appx. FIVE TIMES LESS likely to commit murder than Americans of the same age who stayed home!

Is any of this surprising? The NY Times inability to get the facts straight, it’s overt and deliberate anti-Military and anti-American stands?

No, there’s nothing surprising about any of that.

But who are America’s military veterans?

Well, they are, in effect, the backbone of America’s working class. They are, for the most part, cops, firefighters, teachers, construction workers, truck drivers, they are the face of America and the NY Times keeps on spitting in the face of America time after time.

The question is WHY would anyone who works for a living (in ANY job) defend the NY Times’ blatant anti-working class slander???


Barry said...

Heh, where'd you find that pictures? Christ, what a dweeb.

JMK said...

Yeah, it's not the most flatttering picture, but I figured it'd go good with this story.

I think Ralph Peters showed that a random 350,000 member sampling of Americans the same age as the Iraqi & Afghan Vets would, according to the U.S. Justice Dept., commit 150 murders per year, appx 5X more than the vets the NY Times implied were responsible for a major crime surge, with their 121 murders over a four year period (2003 - 2007).

Let's see, they kicked in on the "General Betray-US" ad, by offering an incredibly deep discount, they've lied about the economy for the past four years...and now this smearing of America's vets.

It would be nice if the NY Times actually hired actual reporters and real journalists instead of the hacks they employ now.

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