Sunday, April 03, 2005

May 19, 1953: A Date Not Fit To Print In The NY Times

The New York Times tried to pull a fast one last week, luckily Greg Mitchell from Editor & Publisher didn't just toss a seemingly not-so-newsworthy section out from the Wednesday, March 30, 2005 edition of The New York Times. Judith Miller Visits the Atomic Testing Museum:

"Judith Miller has a WMD problem. She sees them where they don’t exist. Where they did exist she tells only half the story...This well-crafted Miller tale appeared last Wednesday in a special New York Times supplement on “Museums.” Buried on page 15, it no doubt attracted far few readers than her front-page stories offering "proof" of Iraq’s nuclear and chemical weapons."

(Note: I added quotation marks to the word "proof" to highlight Judy's "well-crafted" dubiousness)

Greg Mitchell's article is a must-read, so please follow the link above (here it is again: Judy Miller: The Most Dangerous Journalist EVER), and make sure you check back for Part 2 (which I'll link to later).

One part of Judy's article that Mr. Mitchell doesn't address (or it's part of Part 2) is this sentence that doesn't tell anywhere-near-half-the-story: "Harry's radioactive debris, in fact, spread unexpectedly to St. George, a tiny farming town in neighboring Utah whose residents were advised to "shelter in place" with their doors and windows shut until the radioactive danger passed."

I'm not an expert on this harrowing subject, but Mr. Mitchell has "co-authored a book and written dozens of articles (two for Miller’s newspaper) on the general subject, and edited a magazine for several years called Nuclear Times" so he's someone we all should listen to.

I just wanted to show a picture. A picture I found here, which is a declassified document from Operation Upshot-Knothole, that shows the trajectories of the mushroom cloud that swept across our nation on May 19, 1953, a day our country was attacked by itself. A day that is forgotten, a day that we're not taught about. If you read the "well-crafted" Judith Miller neo-con job, you will notice that she never even mentions the exact date itself: May 19, 1953.

(Note: I tried as hard as I could but I couldn't get the picture to show up. Please go to this link to view it.)



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